Podcasts

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

Datesort icon Episode Podcast Description
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.

September 9, 2009 When Bishops Disappoint

Throughout the history of the Church, there have been moments of scandal and disappointment with various hierarchs of the Church. How are we to respond as faithful Orthodox Christians? Fr. Tom shares his reflections.

September 4, 2009 The Gate Facing East

Fr. Thomas teaches about the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.

August 28, 2009 Happy New (Church) Year!

September 1 marks the beginning of the Church year and Fr. Tom Hopko is meditating on the meaning of times and seasons in Church life.