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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.<div class="feedflare">
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This is part 2 of Fr. Tom's paper on what Orthodoxy would expect from Rome before communion would be restored.<div class="feedflare">
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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.<div class="feedflare">
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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.<div class="feedflare">
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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.<div class="feedflare">
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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.<div class="feedflare">
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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.<div class="feedflare">
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As we approach the mid-point of Great Lent, Fr. Tom reflects on the purpose of this season in the Church year.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Tom talks about what happened in the 17th Century, when Orthodoxy in both Constantinople and Ukraine were influenced by non Orthodox thinking.<div class="feedflare">
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In this very helpful theological discourse, Fr. Thomas Hopko states that the trinitarian understanding of God is absolutely essential to the Christian faith.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Thomas Hopko calls the Reformation one of the most impactful periods of Church history on Orthodoxy. Learn about how the Orthodox were influenced by Roman Catholic and Protestant thinking.<div class="feedflare">
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We have just finished the month of January where many of the heroes of the Faith are remembered. One of them is St. Maximus the Confessor who paid a price for resisting bishops and emperors when he thought they were promoting false doctrine. Fr. Tom teaches us what can we learn from this humble and brave ...
The 16th Century was pivotal for the Orthodox Church in Russia which is during the reign of Ivan the Terrible and also the period when the Russian Church was given autocephaly.<div class="feedflare">
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In his Christmas reflection, Fr. Thomas examines what "Peace on Earth, Goodwill Towards Men" means and what it doesn't mean.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Tom talks about the important 15th century in the lands of Rus at the time of the sacking of Constantinople by the Turks.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Thomas often receives email asking him about the Orthodox view of redemption including the topics of God's wrath, the payment of a ransom, punishment, guilt, and salvation. Listen to this episode but also refer to his Names of Jesus series where many of these themes are addressed.<div class="feedflare">
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In this episode, you will learn about the relationship between the Church in the Russian lands and the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople in the 14th Century.<div class="feedflare">
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From Constantinople we go to the Church in Kiev and Rus from the 10th to the 13th Centuries.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Thomas comments on the often used phrase "The Slippery Slope" and cautions about the assumptions made when using it.<div class="feedflare">
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One of the most significant events in Church history was the fall of Constantinople. Fr. Thomas helps us understand the the years immediately following the fall.<div class="feedflare">
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