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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.<div class="feedflare">
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There are radical differences in John's baptism, the baptism that Jesus' disciples were doing before Jesus was crucified, and the baptism that came afterward. Fr. Tom helps us understand how our baptism is a baptism with fire.<div class="feedflare">
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Father Thomas Hopko remembers the last days of Fr. Alexander Schmemann on the 25th anniversary of his falling asleep in our Lord Jesus Christ. May his memory be eternal.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Tom expounds on one of the most difficult passages in the New Testament.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Tom spoke at the 40th Anniversary of the consecration of the chapel at the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, PA on September 27, 2008. In this lecture he reflects on 40 years of Orthodoxy in North America.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Thomas concludes his series by reflecting on what it means to be a Christian in America today.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Hopko outlines how the Church fared in the 20th century in lands that were not traditionally Orthodox.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Tom looks at the Church in the 20th century, especially in Communist countries.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Tom discusses how the Orthodox Church fared in Russia before the revolution.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Thomas examines the four centuries of Muslim rule over Eastern Orthodox Christians.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Tom examines the fifth through fifteenth centuries.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Tom looks at the Roman-Byzantine empire of the 4th century.<div class="feedflare">
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What does it mean to be a Christian and to live in this world? To answer that question, Fr. Tom examines the ancient New Testament Church.<div class="feedflare">
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With the meaning of life no longer explored on our college campuses, Fr. Thomas reflects on a piece he wrote on that subject 18 years ago. (Click here to purchase "Education's End", which Fr. Tom recommends in the podcast and Click here to purchase a used copy of the Life book which includes Fr. Tom's ...
Fr. Thomas recreates the homily from earlier in the month on Christ's parable of forgiveness by Fr. Maxym Lysack of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Ottawa (If you e-mail Fr. Maxym, please note the Canadian spelling of "saviour" and the ".ca" domain extension).<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Tom reflects on why there is sickness, suffering and death in our world.<div class="feedflare">
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Think Labor Day is past? Not until Fr. Tom reflects on our spiritual labors.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Thomas examines the life of the prominent Russian Orthodox dissident, writer and Nobel Peace Prize winner, who passed away just last month (Click here to order the "Solzhenitsyn Reader" recommended by Fr. Tom).<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Thomas relates the story of the icon not made by hand which is celebrated each August after the Dormition of the Theotokos. Could it actually be the shroud of Turin?<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Tom couldn't let the Church Year end without looking back on the inspiring feasts during its last month, August.<div class="feedflare">
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