Below are podcasts from St. Vladimir's Seminary faculty and staff.
|October 25, 2009||
The Wrath of God - Part 2
Fr. Thomas continues to get listener feedback on his teaching on God's wrath. In this follow-up lesson, he explores further how the Scriptures and the Fathers express this difficult concept as compared to the hellenistic and platonic views sometimes expressed through history.
|October 6, 2009||
The Wrath of God
Fr. Tom Hopko addresses an issue that he gets the most email about - how are we to understand the wrath of God and how does it relate to our salvation?
|October 1, 2009||
The Protecting Veil of the Holy Theotokos
Whether you celebrate it on October 1 or on October 28 (traditions differ), you will enjoy Fr. Thomas' account of how the Mother of God protected a Constantinople church from an invading army, and how that inspires our own worship.
|September 18, 2009||
A Reflection on the Past 50 Years of the Orthodox Church
Sitting in his study, Fr. Tom reflects on the past 50 years of the Orthodox Church. August marked the 46th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.
|September 11, 2009||
The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross
Celebrating one of the twelve great feasts of the Church. (Click here to view the children's choir Fr. Thomas mentions in the podcast.)
|September 11, 2009||
A Christian Response to Terrorism
Fr. Tom follows up on his thoughts on suffering and pain by looking specifically at the events of 9-11-2001.
|September 9, 2009||
When Bishops Disappoint
Throughout the history of the Church, there have been moments of scandal and disappointment with various hierarchs of the Church. How are we to respond as faithful Orthodox Christians? Fr. Tom shares his reflections.
|September 4, 2009||
The Gate Facing East
Fr. Thomas teaches about the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.
|August 28, 2009||
Happy New (Church) Year!
September 1 marks the beginning of the Church year and Fr. Tom Hopko is meditating on the meaning of times and seasons in Church life.
|August 27, 2009||
The Greatest Born of Woman - St. John the Baptist - Part 2
In commemoration of the Feast of his beheading, Fr. Tom continues his discussion of the Prophet, Forerunner and Baptizer, John.