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Speaking the Truth in Love: Episodes

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.<div class="feedflare">
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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.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Tom teaches on the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee as we prepare for the Lenten season.<div class="feedflare">
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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.<div class="feedflare">
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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
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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 fourth 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 ...
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