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

Date Episode Podcast Description
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 Radical Monogamy

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.

April 11, 2012 Great Lent: Gift of God in Christ: Part 4

Touching upon all the gifts that the season of Great Lent offers for spiritual growth, Fr. John Behr, Dean of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, delivers four reflections on the emergence of life through suffering, brokenness, and death. With astute attention to the teachings of Scripture and the Fathers, Fr. John centers on the necessity of dying for true life in Christ—life eternal—to emerge.