Podcasts

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

Date Episode Podcast Description
November 15, 2009 On Sadness and Grief in Human Life

God grieves, we grieve, and life is often permeated with sadness. What does this mean when we also contemplate the "joy" of the Christian life?

November 14, 2009 The Nativity Fast

As we are in the beginning days of the Nativity fast, Fr. Tom takes us on a journey from the Presentation of Mary in the Temple to Theophany. Fr. Tom references a couple of resources:

The Winter Pascha by Fr. Thomas Hopko
Putting Christmas Back into Christ - CD series by Fr. Thomas Hopko

November 9, 2009 Angels and Demons

Having just celebrated the Feast of the Angels, Fr. Tom asks - Who are the angels and the demons? Were the demons created evil? Can they repent? Get the answer to these questions and much more in this episode.

November 4, 2009 Anger and Wrath in Human Life

Following his two part series on the Wrath of God, Fr. Tom turns his attention to our own anger and wrath and how that differs from God's.

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.