Podcasts

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

Datesort icon Episode Podcast Description
June 1, 2015 Commencement 2015

This year's commencement address was delivered by The Most Reverend Elia, Metropolitan of Oulu, Orthodox Church of Finland, the first St. Vladimir's Seminary graduate to be consecrated a bishop in Western Europe.

February 21, 2015 Re-Marriage in the Orthodox Church

In light of the debate in the Roman Catholic Church about divorce and re-marriage, Fr. Tom offers the Orthodox view of this topic as well as an explanation of the fundamental difference in how marriage is viewed in Orthodoxy. We are so happy to have Fr.Tom back recording podcasts. Please continue to pray for him.

February 5, 2015 Bishops - Part 57: Anton Chekhov

Today Fr. Tom speaks about the famous author Anton Chekhov from 19th-century Russia.

January 13, 2015 Bishops - Part 56: St. Philaret of Moscow

One of the most influential and revered figures of 19th-century Orthodox Russia was St. Philaret of Moscow. Fr. Tom also speaks about Leo Tolstoy.

December 16, 2014 Bishops - Part 55: 19th Century Clergy in Russia

In his continuing series on bishops and Church organization, Fr. Thomas speaks about various clergy figures from that time. He references the book My Life's Journey: The Memories of Metropolitan Evlogy.

December 3, 2014 Relax, God is in Control - Final Thoughts

Fr. Thomas Hopko takes one last look at the phrase "Relax, God is in Control" and provides information on additional material he has written and spoke about regarding this general topic. Here is the list:
Abba: The Tradition of Orthodoxy in the West by Met. Kallistos Ware
And from his Speaking the Truth in Love series:
Pain and Suffering
The Wrath of God
The Wrath of God - Part 2
Anger and Wrath in Human Life
On Sadness and Grief in Christian Life
Theological Reflections on Calamity
Does God Play Favorites?
Predestination, Providence, and Prayer
Understanding Evil - 9/11 Remembered
God and the World
Sandy Hook
God and Death

December 3, 2014 Deaconesses

Archpriest Chad Hatfield, the chancellor of St. Vladimir's Seminary, interviews Fr. Lawrence Farley, author of the new St. Vladimir's Seminary Press book Feminism and Tradition: Quiet Reflections on Ordination and Communion, about deaconesses and the true extent of their role in Orthodox Church history. Enter discount code FT20 during checkout to receive a 20% discount on Fr. Farley's book.

November 19, 2014 Primacy in Preparation for the 2016 Great and Holy Council

Well-known theologian, composer, and author Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, Chairman of the Department of External Relations for the Moscow Patriarchate, delivered an academic address at St. Vlad's on November 8, 2014, on the topic of primacy in preparation for the 2016 Great and Holy Council. He was also given an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree.

November 5, 2014 Missions Night 2014

On October 27, 2014, Fr. Nicholas Andruchow from Project Mexico was the Missions Night speaker at St. Vladimir's Seminary.

October 29, 2014 Bishops - Part 54: 19th Century Russia

For the next few podcasts, Fr. Tom will be looking at the important 19th century in Russian Orthodox history. He recommended several books but in particular these three.
The Heart of Russia by Scott M. Kenworthy
The Making of Holy Russia by Fr. John Strickland
Russian Orthodoxy on the Eve of Revolution by Vera Shevzov