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