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