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On this 10th Anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Fr. Tom Hopko looks at the problem of evil and how we are to understand it as Christians.<div class="feedflare">
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The canons under discussion today by Fr. Tom deal with the rank and place of hierarchical sees and how that is affecting the structure of the Church today.<div class="feedflare">
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What are the canons about clergy marriage? What should the clergy wear out on the street? Why is water mixed with wine in the Eucharist? These and other issues are addressed in this episode with Fr. Thomas Hopko.<div class="feedflare">
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As Fr. Tom continues talking about the canons found in the Council of Trullo, he looks today at those canons that speak about issues like the selling of sacraments, clergy behavior, and the settlement of controversies.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Thomas talks about one of the most important books in his library and strongly encourages everyone to read it for an eye opening revelation on today's society as we know it. The Abolition of Man by CS Lewis.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Tom continues looking at the 102 Canons of the "Quinisext" or 5th and 6th Ecumenical Councils sometimes referred to as the Council in Trullo. Today he talks about the laws concerning relationships with the Jews and the marital relationships of clergy.<div class="feedflare">
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How does Orthodoxy view the gifts of the Holy Spirit and in particilar the phenomenon of speaking in tongues? Fr. Thomas Hopko explores the New Testament teaching on the charismatic gifts.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Tom begins looking at the 102 Canons of the "Quinisext" or 5th and 6th Ecumenical Councils sometimes referred to as the Council in Trullo. Maximus the Confessor is affirmed and many Patriarchs and Popes are anathematized.<div class="feedflare">
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To what lengths will a true saint go to defend pure doctrine? Fr. Tom tells the incredible story of St. Maximus and St. Martin.<div class="feedflare">
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During this season of Pentecost, it is important to understand the controversy surrounding the procession of the Holy Spirit. Is it just semantics or is there doctrinal substance to the rejection of the filioque clause in the Creed by the Orthodox Church?<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Tom reflects on the icons associated with Pentecost and the Trinity.<div class="feedflare">
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On the Sunday after Ascension and before Pentecost, the appointed Scripture readings for the Divine Liturgy have striking similarities between the Apostle Reading (Acts 20) and the Gospel (John 17:1-13). Read these 2 "farewell addresses" and then listen to Fr. Tom's teaching that he recorded in his study ...
In his continuing series on Bishops, Fr. Tom takes up where he left off in the last episode by concentrating on the influence of the writings attributed to but not actually from Dionysius the Areopagite.<div class="feedflare">
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In the 6th Century, three individuals played a huge role in forming and influencing the ecclesiastical structure of the Church. They were the Emperor Justinian, Pope Gregory the Great of Rome, and Dionysius the Areopagite. Fr. Tom deals with the first 2 here and the third in the next episode.<div class="feedflare">
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In Part 10 of his series on Bishops, Fr. Thomas looks at the canons of the 4th Ecumenical Council.<div class="feedflare">
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Is it possible to really see Christ and God as they are? Did the Disciples have an advantage over us because they lived with Christ? Fr. Tom explores these questions in light of the resurrection!<div class="feedflare">
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In Part 9 of his series on Bishops, Fr. Thomas looks at the canons of the 3rd Ecumenical Council.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Tom reads from and comments on this 2nd century historical Christian letter to the unknown Diognetus.<div class="feedflare">
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The 5th century brought much controversy, schism, and anathemas but the Church survived. Some of these divisions exist even today.<div class="feedflare">
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Many listeners have asked about Fr. Tom's favorite books. In today's episode he identifies them and tells us why. The list includes:

The Sayings of the Desert Fathers
The Arena - Bishop Ignatius Brianchaninov
The Art of Prayer - St. Theophan the Recluse
St. Silouan the Athonite
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