Podcasts

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

Datesort icon Episode Podcast Description
June 26, 2014 Awesome or Fearful?

A commonly used word today is "awesome." But, given its meaning today, Fr. Tom asks if it is the appropriate word to use in our Divine Liturgy.

June 20, 2014 What Does Rome Need To Do? - Part 2

This is part 2 of Fr. Tom's paper on what Orthodoxy would expect from Rome before communion would be restored.

June 20, 2014 What Does Rome Need To Do? - Part 1

As promised in his last episode, Fr. Thomas share with us the paper he wrote in 2005 outlining what the Roman Catholic Church would need to do to unite with the Orthodox. He broke it up into two parts and this is part one.

June 14, 2014 Ecumenical Efforts

In light of all of the discussion about the Ecumenical Patriarch meeting with the Pope, Fr. Tom offers some of his experiences with the World Council of Churches.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.