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