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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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If we believe that the Orthodox Church is the True Church, how are we to relate to those in other faith traditions or even non Christians? Fr. Tom takes us to the Church Fathers for answers.<div class="feedflare">
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What do the Orthodox mean, when in the Creed we confess, "One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church"? As we approach the Sunday of Orthodoxy, this is a good time to explore that question with Fr. Thomas Hopko.<div class="feedflare">
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As Great Lent approaches, Fr. Tom Hopko provides helpful reading recommendations both from scripture and from other books. A very helpful book to read during this season is Fr. Tom's own The Lenten Spring.<div class="feedflare">
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In this next episode of the series on Bishops, Fr. Tom reflects on 4th century Bishops, Monks, Martyrs, and Saints.<div class="feedflare">
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The phrase "With God all things are possible" is found 3 times in Holy Scripture. How are we to interpret the meaning of that phrase and how does it relate to the way we live our lives today?<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Tom talks about the other canons of the fourth century in addition to the Council of Nicaea.<div class="feedflare">
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Fr. Tom looks at the fourth century canons concerning bishops and clergy.<div class="feedflare">
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In his ongoing series on bishops, Fr. Thomas explores the fourth century under the Emperor Constantine.<div class="feedflare">
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As we enter the New Year, Fr. Tom is thinking about the end of the world or "age." Don't miss this powerful and prophetic talk!<div class="feedflare">
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In a new episode, Fr. Thomas Hopko presses the question on the Incarnation of Christ - do we REALLY believe it?<div class="feedflare">
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In his continuing series on the Bible, Fr. Tom addresses the problem of God's violence against people and the war and violence that is prevalent in general in the Old Testament.<div class="feedflare">
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