Podcasts

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

Date Episode Podcast Description
December 24, 2009 God Is With Us!

In a new reflection, Fr. Thomas Hopko teaches about the virgin birth and the significance of this Orthodox dogma on the identity of Christ.

December 22, 2009 Nativity, Epiphany, and Pascha - Patterns of Worship

Fr. Thomas Hopko presents a meditation on how the liturgical services of Christmas and Epiphany pattern those of the Christ's Holy Pascha of Easter.

December 19, 2009 The Genealogies

What is the significance of all of those "begats" in the Gospel lesson just before Nativity? Fr. Tom breaks it down for us in the current episode.

December 12, 2009 The Fathers Prepare

On the first two Sundays before Christmas, we commerate and sing about all of the faithful throughout the ages who prepared for the birth of Christ. Fr. Tom references the book Surprised by Christ by Fr. A. James Bernstein which is available from Conciliar Press.

December 4, 2009 Come and See

We are invited like Philip invited Nathaniel to "come and see," really see as we fix our hearts and minds on Christ the Savior during this paschal lenten season.

November 30, 2009 A Saturday Afternoon Reflection

On a beautiful fall afternoon at the family home in Canada, Fr. Tom is reflecting on the disparity between the beauty of God's creation and the tremendous suffering happening in the world.

November 25, 2009 A Deeper Level of Thanksgiving

Fr. Tom encourages us to remember the place of gratitude and thanksgiving in the Christian life and tells us how we can go deeper and higher into the meaning of gratitude.

November 20, 2009 The Entrance of the Theotokos Into the Temple

Fr. Tom teaches on this significant feast at the beginning of the Nativity season.

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