Below are podcasts from St. Vladimir's Seminary faculty and staff.
|September 11, 2012||
Understanding the Letter to the Romans
St. Paul's letter to the Romans is critical to understanding the Gospel of Christ. In this episode, Fr. Thomas gives us a helpful overview of this letter and its central theme.
|August 31, 2012||
Bishops - Part 35: The Pivotal 11th Century
If you have ever wanted a deeper understanding of the Great Schism of 1054, this podcast will be of great interest to you. Fr. Thomas explores the religious and political environment of the 11th century and the people involved.
|August 13, 2012||
Bishops - Part 34: The Influence of St. Symeon the New Theologian
St. Symeon the New Theologian holds great importance for Church hierarchy and structure as it relates to his teaching about the relationship between the Clergy and the holy monastics.
|August 8, 2012||
An Orthodox Assessment of Evangelicalism
Recently Fr. Thomas Hopko visited and spoke at the well known and evangelical based Wheaton College. While he appreciated and was honored by the opportunity, it caused him to reflect on the evangelical movement from an Orthodox Christian perspective. His thoughts will be of value to Orthodox and Evangelicals alike.
|July 23, 2012||
Bishops - Part 33: The 10th Century and Prince Vladimir
Fr. Tom reflects on the very important 10th Century (the 900's) and the conversion of Prince Vladimir.
|June 9, 2012||
Bishops - Part 32: The Tumultuous 9th Century - Part 3 - Photius the Great
Fr. Tom continues to comment on the events of the 9th century concentrating today on St. Photius the Great and his relationship to Rome and the Filioque.
|May 17, 2012||
The Commandments of God
In Psalm 118 (119 in the Hebrew text), every verse references the commandments or precepts of God. As Christians, how are we to look at God's commandments in the light of Christ and His "New Commandment?"
|May 6, 2012||
Bishops - Part 31: The Tumultuous 9th Century - Part 2
In part 2 of Fr. Tom's reflections on the tumultuous 9th century, he talks about the missionary work of Sts. Cyril and Methodius and the controversies over language and control of the slavic nations.
|May 2, 2012||
What do the Scriptures and the Fathers say about fidelity in marriage, sex outside of marriage, or same-sex marriage? Fr. Tom gives extensive teaching on this subject in today's episode.
|April 17, 2012||
Bishops - Part 30: The Tumultuous 9th Century - Part 1
Today, Fr. Tom brings us part 1 of 2 talks about the difficult 9th century in Church history. This is the backstory that often gets simplified but is important in understanding why we don't have unity today.