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

Date Episode Podcast Description
January 23, 2010 Reflections on the Life and Work of Charles Darwin

Fr. Tom continues his series on Darwin and Christianity. This is part 2.

January 20, 2010 Darwin and Christianity - Part 1

What is the relationship between the concepts of natural selection and Christian theology? Fr. Tom begins a series of reflections on Charles Darwin and what he has learned in his research may surprise you!

January 14, 2010 A Conversation with St. Seraphim on the Holy Spirit

Fr. Tom Hopko talks about St. Seraphim's conversation with Nicholas Motovilov on "acquisition of the Holy Spirit."

January 7, 2010 Acquisition of the Holy Spirit

St. Seraphim of Sarov taught that the aim of the Christian life is to live by the Spirit of God. Today Fr. Tom explores the acquisition of the Holy Spirit.

January 6, 2010 Theophany - The Radiant Shining Forth!

From the Speaking the Truth in Love archives, Fr. Tom Hopko offers this very helpful meditation on the feast of Theophany.

January 2, 2010 Circumcised on the 8th Day

Enthroned on high with the Eternal Father and Your divine Spirit,
O Jesus, You willed to be born on earth of the unwedded handmaid, your Mother.
Therefore You were circumcised as an eight-day old Child.
Glory to Your most gracious counsel;
glory to Your dispensation;
glory to Your condescension, O only Lover of mankind.

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.