Podcasts

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

Date Episode Podcast Description
February 18, 2009 A President’s Day Reflection

Fr. Tom traces the history of America's secular religion, paying particular attention to that religion's cherished patriarchs and dogmas, in a special podcast dedicated to this week's President's Day.

February 14, 2009 The Prodigal Son, The Elder Brother, The Merciful Father

In the first of two meditations on the story known as The Prodigal Son, Fr. Tom takes a look at the three characters in the drama.

February 13, 2009 The Prodigal Son, the Elder Brother, the Merciful Father

In the first of two meditations on the story known as the Prodigal Son, Fr. Tom takes a look at the three characters in the drama.

February 11, 2009 The Publican and the Pharisee

Fr. Tom teaches on the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee as we prepare for the Lenten season.

February 10, 2009 The Publican and the Pharisee

Fr. Tom teaches on the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee as we prepare for the Lenten season.

February 7, 2009 The Great Festival of the Three Holy Hierarchs

What do Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and St. John Chrysostom mean to the Orthodox Church? Try "light, wisdom, and pastoral care." Fr. Hopko explains why we celebrate these unique and holy men.

February 7, 2009 The Great Festival of the Three Holy Hierarchs

What do Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and St. John Chrysostom mean to the Orthodox Church? Try "light, wisdom, and pastoral care." Fr. Hopko explains why we celebrate these unique and holy men.

January 31, 2009 The January Ascetic Fathers

As we bring the month of January to a close, Fr. Tom thinks back on the spiritual fathers we have celebrated during this month in particular, St. Anthony. The following resources were recommended:

Saying of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical CollectionTranslated by Sister Benedicta Ward
The Arena: An Offering to Contemporary Monasticism by Bishop Ignatius Brianchaninov
The Philokalia
Ladder of Divine Ascent
Symeon the New Theologian: The Discourses
St. Maximus the Confessor: The Ascetic Life, The Four Centuries on Charity
St Athanasius: The Life of St. Antony
Love's Immensity: Mystics on the Endless Life by Scott Cairns

Orthodoxy Alive 2008 Sessions 1-3 presented by Fr. Thomas Hopko available on St George Orthodox Christian Cathedral website

January 31, 2009 The January Ascetic Fathers

As we bring the month of January to a close, Fr. Tom thinks back on the spiritual fathers we have celebrated during this month in particular, St. Anthony. The following resources were recommended:

Saying of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection Translated by Sister Benedicta Ward
The Arena: An Offering to Contemporary Monasticism by Bishop Ignatius Brianchaninov
The Philokalia
Ladder of Divine Ascent
Symeon the New Theologian: The Discourses
St. Maximus the Confessor: The Ascetic Life, The Four Centuries on Charity
St Athanasius: The Life of St. Antony
Love's Immensity: Mystics on the Endless Life by Scott Cairns

Orthodoxy Alive 2008 Sessions 1-3 presented by Fr. Thomas Hopko available on St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral website.

January 24, 2009 The Day After and The Day Before

Fr. Tom recorded this on Jan 21 - the day after the inauguration of President Barak Obama and the day before the March for Life in Washington DC. He draws on Scripture, Tradition and St. Maximus to help us know how to react to rampant abortions in our world.