Below are podcasts from St. Vladimir's Seminary faculty and staff.
|March 24, 2008||
On March 25, exactly 9 months before Nativity, the Church celebrates the Annunciation to the Theotokos that she will be the Mother of God. God's declaration through the angel Gabriel, however, had a contingency attached. Listen to find out what it was.
|March 24, 2008||
Read the Bible During Lent
Looking for an inspiring book to read during Lent? Try the Bible! Fr. Tom specifically recommends certain books of the Bible during this season.
|March 23, 2008||
The Healing of the Paralytic
Fr. Tom offers thoughts on the healing of the paralytic.
|March 21, 2008||
St. Gregory Palamas - 2nd Sunday of Lent
On the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent we remember St. Gregory Palamas and Fr. Tom instructs us on why he is so important in our theology about knowing the unknowable God.
|March 19, 2008||
The Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
Fr. Tom gives a meditation on the rich meaning of the pre-sanctified liturgy of Great Lent.
|March 17, 2008||
The Triumph of Orthodoxy
You won't find a more concise and helpful explanation of why Orthodox Christians keep and venerate icons.
|March 13, 2008||
Lent - The Tithe of the Year
Great Lent is considered the tithe of the year, during which believers try to be what they ought always to be. Fr. Tom, in response to a request once made of him, shares with us a list of "things that a believer would do if he were really a believer."
|March 11, 2008||
Forgiveness Sunday 2 - Asking for Forgiveness
Fr. Tom considers the act of asking for forgiveness, as well as who it is we hurt when we sin.
|March 7, 2008||
Forgiveness Sunday - The Expulsion of Adam from Paradise
Fr. Tom reflects upon the expulsion of Adam from Paradise, one of the two themes of Forgiveness Sunday.
|March 4, 2008||
Father Tom discusses Psalm 137, which is included in a special way during the Matins Service for the three Sundays leading up to Great Lent.