Podcasts

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

Datesort icon Episode Podcast Description
March 18, 2014 Bishops - Part 49: 17th Century Calvinistic and Roman Influences on Orthodoxy

Fr. Tom talks about what happened in the 17th Century, when Orthodoxy in both Constantinople and Ukraine were influenced by non Orthodox thinking.

March 18, 2014 The Purpose of Lent

As we approach the mid-point of Great Lent, Fr. Tom reflects on the purpose of this season in the Church year.

March 19, 2014 The Call of God: Part 3

Here is the third of Archpriest John Behr's four meditative talks to St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary's community during the first two days of Great Lent on the topics "Our Response to the Call of God," "Holding Our Tongue," and "Holding Our Mind." Father John, the Dean of St. Vladimir's, was this year's leader of the rigorous annual retreat that marks the beginning of the Great Fast for seminarians, faculty, and staff at St. Vladimir's.

March 20, 2014 Archbishop Fenelon and Great Lent

Fr. Thomas talks about the writings of Archbishop Francois Fenelon, a Roman Catholic writer from the 17th Century. Fr. Tom was particularly taken with Fenelon's spiritual writings surrounding Lent.

April 2, 2014 The Call of God: Part 4

Here is the fourth of Archpriest John Behr's four meditative talks to St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary's community during the first two days of Great Lent on the topics "Our Response to the Call of God," "Holding Our Tongue," and "Holding Our Mind." Father John, the Dean of St. Vladimir's, was this year's leader of the rigorous annual retreat that marks the beginning of the Great Fast for seminarians, faculty, and staff at St. Vladimir's.

April 11, 2014 Bishops - Part 50: 17th Century Russia

In the next in his series on Church organization and structure, Fr. Tom talks about 17th Century Russia and the influences of Patriarch Nikon and the Old Believer schism.

April 23, 2014 The Image of the Cross

Archpriest Chad Hatfield, the Chancellor of St. Vladimir's Seminary, delivers the homily at the school's Great and Holy Friday service.

May 7, 2014 Bishops - Part 51: 18th Century Russia

In this fascinating episode, Fr. Tom talks about the tragic influence of Peter the Great and the further westernization of the Orthodox Church in Russia.

May 20, 2014 Mayan Orthodoxy in Guatemala

Jesse Brandow, a longterm missionary with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, talks about the Orthodox mission efforts in Guatemala.

June 4, 2014 2014 Commencement

At its commencement exercises on Saturday, May 31, 2014, St. Vladimir's Seminary awarded diplomas in three programs to 21 graduates: four Master of Theology, eight Master of Divinity, and nine Master of Arts degrees. Among the graduates were five priests and one deacon, who will join the ranks of alumni clergy serving the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches in the U.S. and around the world. Archbishop Job (Getcha) gave the commencement address.