Below are podcasts from St. Vladimir's Seminary faculty and staff.

Datesort icon Episode Podcast Description
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.

August 25, 2009 Crossroad- Orthodox Youth Take the Challenge - Part 2

Fr. Tom speaks with two students and a leader in the Crossroad program.

August 20, 2009 The Greatest Born of Woman - St. John the Baptist - Part 1

With the Feast Day of the Beheading of St. John approaching (August 29), Fr. Thomas examines the Prophet, Forerunner and Baptizer, John.