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

Datesort icon Episode Podcast Description
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 14, 2010 A Conversation with St. Seraphim on the Holy Spirit

Fr. Tom Hopko talks about St. Seraphim's conversation with Nicholas Motovilov on "acquisition of the Holy Spirit."

January 20, 2010 Darwin and Christianity - Part 1

What is the relationship between the concepts of natural selection and Christian theology? Fr. Tom begins a series of reflections on Charles Darwin and what he has learned in his research may surprise you!

January 23, 2010 Reflections on the Life and Work of Charles Darwin

Fr. Tom continues his series on Darwin and Christianity. This is part 2.

January 26, 2010 Christianity in the Time of Darwin

In part 3 of the Darwin series, Fr. Tom explores the Darwin era and what was happening at that time in Christianity.

January 28, 2010 Meeting of Christ in the Temple

Fr. Hopko explains that this feast marks the end of the Winter Pascha and the beginning of the season of repentance.

January 29, 2010 Speaking Out for Life

Fr. Tom was unable to attend the March for Life rally in Washington DC earlier this week but he did think about what he would have said had he been given the opportunity to speak.

January 31, 2010 Doctrinal Development

Today Fr. Tom talks about theological formulation and explanation in the Orthodox Christian Church.

February 3, 2010 The Prodigal Son and the Father’s House

Fr. Thomas takes a second look at the story of The Prodigal Son, this time focusing on the meaning of The Father's House.

February 4, 2010 Theological Reflections on Calamity

How should we reflect on calamity and disasters like what was experienced in Haiti from a Christian perspective? Is God exacting judgment or is there another explanation? Fr. Tom Hopko helps us think this through.