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

Datesort icon Episode Podcast Description
April 9, 2009 The Good and Faithful Priest - Part 1

Over the next several weeks, Fr. Chad will present a lecture series given by Fr. Alexander Atty on the campus of St. Vladimir's during the annual Lenten Retreat. Fr. Alexander is priest at St. Michael's Antiochian Orthodox Church in Louisville, KY. He will be speaking on the Good and Faithful Priest, Parishioner, and Parish.

March 12, 2009 The American Martyrs

Fr Chad Hatfield speaks on the American Martyrs for the True Faith during a Lenten Retreat at St George, Houston, titled: "Life's Lessons from the Alaskan Saints."

March 12, 2009 The American Martyrs

Fr. Chad Hatfield speaks on the American martyrs for the true faith during a Lenten retreat at St. George, Houston, titled: "Life's Lessons from the Alaskan Saints."

February 18, 2009 A President’s Day Reflection

Fr. Tom traces the history of America's secular religion, paying particular attention to that religion's cherished patriarchs and dogmas, in a special podcast dedicated to this week's President's Day.

February 13, 2009 The Prodigal Son, the Elder Brother, the Merciful Father

In the first of two meditations on the story known as the Prodigal Son, Fr. Tom takes a look at the three characters in the drama.

February 10, 2009 The Publican and the Pharisee

Fr. Tom teaches on the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee as we prepare for the Lenten season.

February 7, 2009 The Great Festival of the Three Holy Hierarchs

What do Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and St. John Chrysostom mean to the Orthodox Church? Try "light, wisdom, and pastoral care." Fr. Hopko explains why we celebrate these unique and holy men.

January 31, 2009 The January Ascetic Fathers

As we bring the month of January to a close, Fr. Tom thinks back on the spiritual fathers we have celebrated during this month in particular, St. Anthony. The following resources were recommended:

Saying of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection Translated by Sister Benedicta Ward
The Arena: An Offering to Contemporary Monasticism by Bishop Ignatius Brianchaninov
The Philokalia
Ladder of Divine Ascent
Symeon the New Theologian: The Discourses
St. Maximus the Confessor: The Ascetic Life, The Four Centuries on Charity
St Athanasius: The Life of St. Antony
Love's Immensity: Mystics on the Endless Life by Scott Cairns

Orthodoxy Alive 2008 Sessions 1-3 presented by Fr. Thomas Hopko available on St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral website.

January 24, 2009 The Day After and the Day Before

Fr. Tom recorded this on Jan 21: the day after the inauguration of President Barak Obama and the day before the March for Life in Washington, DC. He draws on Scripture, Tradition, and St. Maximus to help us know how to react to rampant abortions in our world.

January 17, 2009 Baptism with Fire

There are radical differences in John's baptism, the baptism that Jesus' disciples were doing before Jesus was crucified, and the baptism that came afterward. Fr. Tom helps us understand how our baptism is a baptism with fire.