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Last update: 2013-06-10

Doctors and Medicine

2013-06-10 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

In this episode, Fr. Tom talks about how we should view the practice of medicine and medication from an Orthodox Christian perspective. …

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The First Three Days of Holy Week - Part 6

2013-04-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 37s

Finally, Fr. Tom looks at the Harlot and Judas depicting two diverse models for the treatment of The Christ. …

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The First Three Days of Holy Week - Part 5

2013-04-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 26s

In the 5th episode, Fr. Tom reflects on the conflicts between Christ and the leaders of the day. …

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The First Three Days of Holy Week - Part 4

2013-04-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 41s

Then we have Joseph and his brothers showing us through this intricate biblical story, the imagery of Christ and His Passion. …

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The First Three Days of Holy Week - Part 3

2013-04-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 29s

Next is the parable of the Fig Tree and the imagery of leaves and fruit. …

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The First Three Days of Holy Week - Part 2

2013-04-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 27s

In part 2, Fr. Tom reflects on the Bride, the Bridegroom, and the garments. Why was the man with no wedding garment cast out? …

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The First Three Days of Holy Week - Part 1

2013-04-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 37s

In a 6 part reflection, Fr. Tom Hopko examines the first three days of Holy Week and the significance of the scripture and verses as we prepare for Great and Holy Pascha. In this first episode, he gives an overview of the 3 days and the services we will be a part of. …

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The First Three Days of Holy Week - Part 6

2013-04-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 37s

Finally, Fr. Tom looks at the Harlot and Judas depicting two diverse models for the treatment of The Christ. …

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The First Three Days of Holy Week - Part 5

2013-04-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 26s

In the 5th episode, Fr. Tom reflects on the conflicts between Christ and the leaders of the day. …

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The First Three Days of Holy Week - Part 4

2013-04-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 41s

Then we have Joseph and his brothers showing us through this intricate biblical story, the imagery of Christ and His Passion. …

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The First Three Days of Holy Week - Part 3

2013-04-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 29s

Next is the parable of the Fig Tree and the imagery of leaves and fruit. …

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The First Three Days of Holy Week - Part 2

2013-04-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 27s

In part 2, Fr. Tom reflects on the Bride, the Bridegroom, and the garments. Why was the man with no wedding garment cast out? …

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The First Three Days of Holy Week - Part 1

2013-04-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 37s

In a 6 part reflection, Fr. Tom Hopko examines the first three days of Holy Week and the significance of the scripture and verses as we prepare for Great and Holy Pascha. In this first episode, he gives an overview of the 3 days and the services we will be a part of. …

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Half Way Through Lent

2013-04-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 39s

Fr. Tom sees a significant reality at this mid point of Great Lent after the Sunday of the Cross. …

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Half Way Through Lent

2013-04-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 39s

Fr. Tom sees a significant reality at this mid point of Great Lent after the Sunday of the Cross. …

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Bishops - Part 40: Patriarch of Constantinople in the 14th Century

2013-04-01 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 54s

Fr. Tom says the 14th Century situation in Constantinople is critical to understanding the Church today. …

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Bishops - Part 40: Patriarch of Constantinople in the 14th Century

2013-04-01 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 54s

Fr. Tom says the 14th Century situation in Constantinople is critical to understanding the Church today. …

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

2013-03-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 51s

After a season of elections, an inauguration, the State of the Union address, as well as social and political unrest, Fr. Thomas Hopko explores an ancient Christian perspective on the rights identified in the Declaration of Independence. …

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

2013-03-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 51s

After a season of elections, an inauguration, the State of the Union address, as well as social and political unrest, Fr. Thomas Hopko explores an ancient Christian perspective on the rights identified in the Declaration of Independence. …

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The Eucharistic Prayer of St. Basil’s Liturgy

2013-03-18 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

During Great Lent, the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great is prescribed in Orthodox Churches. Fr. Tom appeals for the audible use of that prayer for the blessing and edification of all. …

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The Eucharistic Prayer of St. Basil’s Liturgy

2013-03-18 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

During Great Lent, the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great is prescribed in Orthodox Churches. Fr. Tom appeals for the audible use of that prayer for the blessing and edification of all. …

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Letters to Spiritual Children

2013-03-12 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 41s

As we approach Great Lent, Fr. Thomas has a helpful book to recommend entitled Letters to Spiritual Children by Abbot Nikon. …

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Letters to Spiritual Children

2013-03-12 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 41s

As we approach Great Lent, Fr. Thomas has a helpful book to recommend entitled Letters to Spiritual Children by Abbot Nikon. …

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The Commandments of the Gospel

2013-01-21 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 44s

Following his recent podcast on the virtue as well as the pitfalls of zeal, Fr. Thomas talks about where our zeal should be focused. He uses a 19th Century book entitled The Arena by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov to help us understand. …

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The Commandments of the Gospel

2013-01-21 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 44s

Following his recent podcast on the virtue as well as the pitfalls of zeal, Fr. Thomas talks about where our zeal should be focused. He uses a 19th Century book entitled The Arena by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov to help us understand. …

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Bishops - Part 39: Serbia and Bulgaria

2013-01-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 38s

Fr. Tom now turns his attention to the late 12th to early 14th centuries to talk about the Church in Serbia and Bulgaria and their relationship with Constantinople. …

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Bishops - Part 39: Serbia and Bulgaria

2013-01-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 38s

Fr. Tom now turns his attention to the late 12th to early 14th centuries to talk about the Church in Serbia and Bulgaria and their relationship with Constantinople. …

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Fr. Thomas Hopko - Sandy Hook and Our Response

2012-12-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

After listening to an AFR Commentary by Fr. Lawrence Farley and a sermon by Fr. Andrew Damick, Fr. Thomas offers some additional and personal thoughts on the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. We also encourage you to listen to the comments by Fr. Tom Soroka. …

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Fr. Thomas Hopko - Sandy Hook and Our Response

2012-12-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

After listening to an AFR Commentary by Fr. Lawrence Farley and a sermon by Fr. Andrew Damick, Fr. Thomas offers some additional and personal thoughts on the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. We also encourage you to listen to the comments by Fr. Tom Soroka. …

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Zeal

2012-12-11 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

Fr. Thomas speaks about zeal that is godly as opposed to zeal that leads to death. …

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Zeal

2012-12-11 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

Fr. Thomas speaks about zeal that is godly as opposed to zeal that leads to death. …

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Evangelical Dialogue

2012-11-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 57s

Fr. Tom responds to an email from an evangelical listener who wrote in response to a podcast where Fr. Tom reflected on his visit to Wheaton College. …

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Evangelical Dialog

2012-11-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 57s

Fr. Tom responds to an email from an evangelical listener who wrote in response to a podcast where Fr. Tom reflected on his visit to Wheaton College. …

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Evangelical Dialogue

2012-11-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 57s

Fr. Tom responds to an email from an evangelical listener who wrote in response to a podcast where Fr. Tom reflected on his visit to Wheaton College. …

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Bishops - Part 38: The Important 13th Century

2012-11-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 42s

Some call the 13th century the most important century in Church history when the schism between east and west was solidified to this present day. …

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Bishops - Part 38: The Important 13th Century

2012-11-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 42s

Some call the 13th century the most important century in Church history when the schism between east and west was solidified to this present day. …

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Bishops - Part 37: The Crusades and More

2012-10-12 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 49s

Fr. Tom continues through the 11th and now into the 12th Century where the Crusades were launched and the spread of Islam increased. …

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Bishops - Part 37: The Crusades and More

2012-10-12 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 49s

Fr. Tom continues through the 11th and now into the 12th Century where the Crusades were launched and the spread of Islam increased. …

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Bishops - Part 36: The Pivotal 11th Century - Part 2

2012-09-21 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

Fr. Thomas digs deeper into the Great Schism and the issues that inhibit a unification with the Church of Rome. …

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Bishops - Part 36: The Pivotal 11th Century - Part 2

2012-09-21 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

Fr. Thomas digs deeper into the Great Schism and the issues that inhibit a unification with the Church of Rome. …

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Understanding the Letter to the Romans

2012-09-11 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 52s

St. Paul's letter to the Romans is critical to understanding the Gospel of Christ. In this episode, Fr. Thomas gives us a helpful overview of this letter and its central theme. …

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Understanding the Letter to the Romans

2012-09-11 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 52s

St. Paul's letter to the Romans is critical to understanding the Gospel of Christ. In this episode, Fr. Thomas gives us a helpful overview of this letter and its central theme. …

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Bishops - Part 35: The Pivotal 11th Century

2012-08-31 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

If you have ever wanted a deeper understanding of the Great Schism of 1054, this podcast will be of great interest to you. Fr. Thomas explores the religious and political environment of the 11th century and the people involved. …

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Bishops - Part 35: The Pivotal 11th Century

2012-08-31 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

If you have ever wanted a deeper understanding of the Great Schism of 1054, this podcast will be of great interest to you. Fr. Thomas explores the religious and political environment of the 11th century and the people involved. …

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Bishops - Part 34: The Influence of St. Symeon the New Theologian

2012-08-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

St. Symeon the New Theologian holds great importance for Church hierarchy and structure as it relates to his teaching about the relationship between the Clergy and the holy monastics. …

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Bishops - Part 34: The Influence of St. Symeon the New Theologian

2012-08-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

St. Symeon the New Theologian holds great importance for Church hierarchy and structure as it relates to his teaching about the relationship between the Clergy and the holy monastics. …

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An Orthodox Assessment of Evangelicalism

2012-08-08 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 51s

Recently Fr. Thomas Hopko visited and spoke at the well known and evangelical based Wheaton College. While he appreciated and was honored by the opportunity, it caused him to reflect on the evangelical movement from an Orthodox Christian perspective. His thoughts will be of value to Orthodox and Evangelicals alike. …

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An Orthodox Assessment of Evangelicalism

2012-08-08 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 51s

Recently Fr. Thomas Hopko visited and spoke at the well known and evangelical based Wheaton College. While he appreciated and was honored by the opportunity, it caused him to reflect on the evangelical movement from an Orthodox Christian perspective. His thoughts will be of value to Orthodox and Evangelicals alike. …

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Bishops - Part 33: The 10th Century and Prince Vladimir

2012-07-23 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

Fr. Tom reflects on the very important 10th Century (the 900's) and the conversion of Prince Vladimir. …

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Bishops - Part 33: The 10th Century and Prince Vladimir

2012-07-23 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

Fr. Tom reflects on the very important 10th Century (the 900's) and the conversion of Prince Vladimir. …

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Bishops - Part 32: The Tumultuous 9th Century - Part 3 - Photius the Great

2012-06-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

Fr. Tom continues to comment on the events of the 9th century concentrating today on St. Photius the Great and his relationship to Rome and the Filioque. …

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Bishops - Part 32: The Tumultuous 9th Century - Part 3 - Photius the Great

2012-06-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

Fr. Tom continues to comment on the events of the 9th century concentrating today on St. Photius the Great and his relationship to Rome and the Filioque. …

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The Commandments of God

2012-05-17 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 51s

In Psalm 118 (119 in the Hebrew text), every verse references the commandments or precepts of God. As Christians, how are we to look at God's commandments in the light of Christ and His "New Commandment?" …

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The Commandments of God

2012-05-17 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 51s

In Psalm 118 (119 in the Hebrew text), every verse references the commandments or precepts of God. As Christians, how are we to look at God's commandments in the light of Christ and His "New Commandment?" …

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Bishops - Part 31: The Tumultuous 9th Century - Part 2

2012-05-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 36s

In part 2 of Fr. Tom's reflections on the tumultuous 9th century, he talks about the missionary work of Sts. Cyril and Methodius and the controversies over language and control of the slavic nations. …

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Bishops - Part 31: The Tumultuous 9th Century - Part 2

2012-05-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)

In part 2 of Fr. Tom's reflections on the tumultuous 9th century, he talks about the missionary work of Sts. Cyril and Methodius and the controversies over language and control of the slavic nations. …

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Radical Monogamy

2012-05-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 52s

What do the Scriptures and the Fathers say about fidelity in marriage, sex outside of marriage, or same-sex marriage? Fr. Tom gives extensive teaching on this subject in today's episode. …

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Radical Monogamy

2012-05-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 52s

What do the Scriptures and the Fathers say about fidelity in marriage, sex outside of marriage, or same-sex marriage? Fr. Tom gives extensive teaching on this subject in today's episode. …

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Bishops - Part 30: The Tumultuous 9th Century - Part 1

2012-04-17 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

Today, Fr. Tom brings us part 1 of 2 talks about the difficult 9th century in Church history. This is the backstory that often gets simplified but is important in understanding why we don't have unity today. …

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Bishops - Part 30: The Tumultuous 9th Century - Part 1

2012-04-17 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

Today, Fr. Tom brings us part 1 of 2 talks about the difficult 9th century in Church history. This is the backstory that often gets simplified but is important in understanding why we don't have unity today. …

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The Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts - Part 2

2012-04-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

In part 2 of Fr. Tom's reflection on the Pre-Santified Liturgy, he talks about a mis-guided practice from the previous centuries of denying the gifts to children or the mentally impaired. …

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The Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts - Part 2

2012-04-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

In part 2 of Fr. Tom's reflection on the Pre-Santified Liturgy, he talks about a mis-guided practice from the previous centuries of denying the gifts to children or the mentally impaired. …

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The Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts - Part 1

2012-03-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 39s

Fr. Tom has received several e-mails asking about the development of the Pre-Sanctified Liturgy. In this 2 part talk, he gives us the history and elements of this well-loved service of the Church. …

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The Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts - Part 1

2012-03-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 39s

Fr. Tom has received several e-mails asking about the development of the Pre-Sanctified Liturgy. In this 2 part talk, he gives us the history and elements of this well-loved service of the Church. …

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Great is Thy Faithfulness

2012-03-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 41s

What can we say and not say about God? Fr. Thomas Hopko confirms one thing we can say and that is God is faithful. …

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Great is Thy Faithfulness

2012-03-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 41s

What can we say and not say about God? Fr. Thomas Hopko confirms one thing we can say and that is God is faithful. …

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Bishops - Part 29: The 7th Ecumenical Council part 5

2012-02-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 36s

Fr. Tom concludes his look at the 7th Ecumenical Council with the canons dealing with building shrines or chapels and monastic discretion. …

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Bishops - Part 29: The 7th Ecumenical Council part 5

2012-02-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 36s

Fr. Tom concludes his look at the 7th Ecumenical Council with the canons dealing with building shrines or chapels and monastic discretion. …

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The Temptation of Jesus

2012-02-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 49s

As we begin the Lenten fast, Fr.Tom reflects on the 40 days Christ spent in the desert being tempted by Satan. Learn how some churches actually promise things that Christ rejected in the desert. …

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The Temptation of Jesus

2012-02-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 49s

As we begin the Lenten fast, Fr.Tom reflects on the 40 days Christ spent in the desert being tempted by Satan. Learn how some churches actually promise things that Christ rejected in the desert. …

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Bishops - Part 28: The 7th Ecumenical Council part 4

2012-02-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

The canons discussed today deal with church property, those who would be set apart to read in the divine services, and the appropriate clothing for bishops and clergy. …

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Bishops - Part 28: The 7th Ecumenical Council part 4

2012-02-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

The canons discussed today deal with church property, those who would be set apart to read in the divine services, and the appropriate clothing for bishops and clergy. …

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The Childhood of Jesus

2012-02-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 47s

As we celebrate the Feast of the Entry into the Temple of our Lord, Fr. Tom reflects on the childhood of Jesus. What we know, what we don't know, and what we can surmise. …

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The Childhood of Jesus

2012-02-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 47s

As we celebrate the Feast of the Entry into the Temple of our Lord, Fr. Tom reflects on the childhood of Jesus. What we know, what we don't know, and what we can surmise. …

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Bishops - Part 27: The 7th Ecumenical Council part 3

2012-01-31 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 48s

Fr. Tom continues his look at the canons of the 7th Ecumenical Council including those that have to do with the books written by the iconoclasts, relics in the altar, and the financial affairs of the Church. …

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Bishops - Part 27: The 7th Ecumenical Council part 3

2012-01-31 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 48s

Fr. Tom continues his look at the canons of the 7th Ecumenical Council including those that have to do with the books written by the iconoclasts, relics in the altar, and the financial affairs of the Church. …

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Bishops - Part 26: The 7th Ecumenical Council part 2

2012-01-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

Fr. Tom is exploring the canons of the 7th Ecumenical Council held in Nicea and today talks about bishops who are appointed by secular heads of state as well as the frequency and nature of the meetings of bishops. …

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Bishops - Part 26: The 7th Ecumenical Council part 2

2012-01-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

Fr. Tom is exploring the canons of the 7th Ecumenical Council held in Nicea and today talks about bishops who are appointed by secular heads of state as well as the frequency and nature of the meetings of bishops. …

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Bishops - Part 25: The 7th Ecumenical Council

2012-01-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 47s

The Orthodox Church is the Church of the 7 Councils and the 7th one is far more important than some would believe. Learn about the importance of Icons as well as the importance of the Holy Scriptures. …

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Bishops - Part 25: The 7th Ecumenical Council

2012-01-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 47s

The Orthodox Church is the Church of the 7 Councils and the 7th one is far more important than some would believe. Learn about the importance of Icons as well as the importance of the Holy Scriptures. …

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Our Use of Words

2011-12-27 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

Fr.Tom asks us to heed the scriptures and use our words carefully. Specifically he identifies several terms that are often incorrectly used in Orthodoxy today. …

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Our Use of Words

2011-12-27 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

Fr.Tom asks us to heed the scriptures and use our words carefully. Specifically he identifies several terms that are often incorrectly used in Orthodoxy today. …

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Bishops - Part 24: 8th Century Iconoclasm

2011-12-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 51s

An intense and violent period in Church history surrounded the veneration of icons. Learn about those who gave their lives for the preservation of this important physical demonstration of the Incarnation as well as those Bishops who sided with with the iconoclasts and were later identified as heretics. …

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Bishops - Part 24: 8th Century Iconoclasm

2011-12-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 51s

An intense and violent period in Church history surrounded the veneration of icons. Learn about those who gave their lives for the preservation of this important physical demonstration of the Incarnation as well as those Bishops who sided with with the iconoclasts and were later identified as heretics. …

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St. Andrew the Apostle

2011-12-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 57s

On November 30, we celebrated the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle. On that day, Fr. Tom reflected on this great apostle as well as some of the legends that surround him. In particular, he talks about the dubious history of Andrew's alledged founding of the Church in Constantinople. …

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St. Andrew the Apostle

2011-12-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 57s

On November 30, we celebrated the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle. On that day, Fr. Tom reflected on this great apostle as well as some of the legends that surround him. In particular, he talks about the dubious history of Andrew's alledged founding of the Church in Constantinople. …

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Bishops - Part 23: The Council in Trullo (conclusion)

2011-11-23 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

In this final episode on the so called Council in Trullo or the 5th and 6th Ecumenical Councils, Fr. Tom completes his commentary on the 102 canons. This includes the issue of not kneeling in church on Sunday, how to bring in Christians from other denominations, the creation and consumption of pornography, and more. …

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Bishops - Part 23: The Council in Trullo (conclusion)

2011-11-23 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

In this final episode on the so called Council in Trullo or the 5th and 6th Ecumenical Councils, Fr. Tom completes his commentary on the 102 canons. This includes the issue of not kneeling in church on Sunday, how to bring in Christians from other denominations, the creation and consumption of pornography, and more. …

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Personal Prayer

2011-11-17 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 42s

Fr. Tom is frequently asked about personal prayer and how the Orthodox Christian should approach the life of prayer at home.Today's episode gives practical and biblical direction particularly as we begin the Nativity Fast. …

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Personal Prayer

2011-11-17 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 42s

Fr. Tom is frequently asked about personal prayer and how the Orthodox Christian should approach the life of prayer at home.Today's episode gives practical and biblical direction particularly as we begin the Nativity Fast. …

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Bishops - Part 22: The Council in Trullo (continued)

2011-11-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 51s

What is the Orthodox teaching about remarriage after adultery? What about re-baptism of one brought into the Church? Fr. Tom talks about this and more in today's episode. …

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Bishops - Part 22: The Council in Trullo (continued)

2011-11-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 51s

What is the Orthodox teaching about remarriage after adultery? What about re-baptism of one brought into the Church? Fr. Tom talks about this and more in today's episode. …

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Path to Sanity

2011-10-27 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 44s

Fr. Tom Hopko highly recommends a book by Dee Pennock titled Path to Sanity - Lessons from Ancient Holy Counselors on How to Have a Sound Mind. …

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Path to Sanity

2011-10-27 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 44s

Fr. Tom Hopko highly recommends a book by Dee Pennock titled Path to Sanity - Lessons from Ancient Holy Counselors on How to Have a Sound Mind. …

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Bishops - Part 21: The Council in Trullo (continued)

2011-10-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 41s

As Fr. Tom continues his look at the so called Quintisext councils, the issues of church attendance and mixed marriages are among the topics addressed. …

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Bishops - Part 21: The Council in Trullo (continued)

2011-10-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 41s

As Fr. Tom continues his look at the so called Quintisext councils, the issues of church attendance and mixed marriages are among the topics addressed. …

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God and the World

2011-10-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

As Christians, how do we explain tragedy, earthquakes, floods, and evil? Fr. Tom takes an in depth look at the nature of God's dealing with the world through His Son, Jesus Christ. …

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God and the World

2011-10-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

As Christians, how do we explain tragedy, earthquakes, floods, and evil? Fr. Tom takes an in depth look at the nature of God's dealing with the world through His Son, Jesus Christ. …

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Bishops - Part 20: The Council in Trullo (continued)

2011-09-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 42s

Some interesting canons are discussed in today's program including a canon against feigning insanity! …

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Bishops - Part 20: The Council in Trullo (continued)

2011-09-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 42s

Some interesting canons are discussed in today's program including a canon against feigning insanity! …

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Bishops - Part 19: The Council in Trullo (continued)

2011-09-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 47s

As Fr. Tom continues his reflections on this historic council, he today speaks about monasticism, baptism, and marriage. …

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Bishops - Part 19: The Council in Trullo (continued)

2011-09-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 47s

As Fr. Tom continues his reflections on this historic council, he today speaks about monasticism, baptism, and marriage. …

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Understanding Evil - 9/11 Remembered

2011-09-10 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 29s

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. …

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Understanding Evil - 9/11 Remembered

2011-09-10 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 29s

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. …

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Bishops - Part 18: The Council in Trullo (continued)

2011-09-01 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

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. …

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Bishops - Part 18: The Council in Trullo (continued)

2011-09-01 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

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. …

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Bishops - Part 17: The Council in Trullo (continued)

2011-08-19 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

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. …

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Bishops - Part 17: The Council in Trullo (continued)

2011-08-19 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

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. …

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Bishops - Part 16: The Council in Trullo (continued)

2011-08-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

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. …

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Bishops - Part 16: The Council in Trullo (continued)

2011-08-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

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. …

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The Abolition of Man

2011-08-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 51s

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. …

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The Abolition of Man

2011-08-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 51s

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. …

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Bishops - Part 15: The Council in Trullo (continued)

2011-07-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 40s

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. …

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Bishops - Part 15: The Council in Trullo (continued)

2011-07-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 40s

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. …

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The Gift, the Gifts, and Glossolalia

2011-07-10 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 50s

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. …

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The Gift, the Gifts, and Glossolalia

2011-07-10 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 50s

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. …

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Bishops - Part 14: The Council in Trullo

2011-07-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 38s

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. …

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Bishops - Part 14: The Council in Trullo

2011-07-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 38s

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. …

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Bishops - Part 13: St. Maximus and the 7th Century

2011-06-23 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

To what lengths will a true saint go to defend pure doctrine? Fr. Tom tells the incredible story of St. Maximus and St. Martin. …

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Bishops - Part 13: St. Maximus and the 7th Century

2011-06-23 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

To what lengths will a true saint go to defend pure doctrine? Fr. Tom tells the incredible story of St. Maximus and St. Martin. …

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The Filioque

2011-06-18 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 54s

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? …

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The Filioque

2011-06-18 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 54s

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? …

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Icons and Pentecost

2011-06-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 41s

Fr. Tom reflects on the icons associated with Pentecost and the Trinity. …

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Icons and Pentecost

2011-06-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 41s

Fr. Tom reflects on the icons associated with Pentecost and the Trinity. …

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Exploring the Scripture Readings from the Sunday After Ascension

2011-06-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 44s

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 following the Liturgy. …

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Exploring the Scripture Readings from the Sunday After Ascension

2011-06-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 44s

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 following the Liturgy. …

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Bishops - Part 12: Dionysius the Areopagite

2011-05-24 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 49s

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. …

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Bishops - Part 12: Dionysius the Areopagite

2011-05-24 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 49s

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. …

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Bishops - Part 11: Three 6th Century Figures of Great Influence

2011-05-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 50s

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. …

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Bishops - Part 11: Three 6th Century Figures of Great Influence

2011-05-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 50s

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. …

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Bishops - Part 10: The Canons of the 4th Ecumenical Council

2011-05-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 32s

In Part 10 of his series on Bishops, Fr. Thomas looks at the canons of the 4th Ecumenical Council. …

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Bishops - Part 10: The Canons of the 4th Ecumenical Council

2011-05-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 32s

In Part 10 of his series on Bishops, Fr. Thomas looks at the canons of the 4th Ecumenical Council. …

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Seeing Christ As He Really Is

2011-05-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

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! …

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Seeing Christ As He Really Is

2011-05-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

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! …

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Bishops - Part 9: The Canons of the 3rd Ecumenical Council

2011-05-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 27s

In Part 9 of his series on Bishops, Fr. Thomas looks at the canons of the 3rd Ecumenical Council. …

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Bishops - Part 9: The Canons of the 3rd Ecumenical Council

2011-05-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 27s

In Part 9 of his series on Bishops, Fr. Thomas looks at the canons of the 3rd Ecumenical Council. …

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The Letter to Diognetus

2011-04-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 43s

Fr. Tom reads from and comments on this 2nd century historical Christian letter to the unknown Diognetus. …

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The Letter to Diognetus

2011-04-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 43s

Fr. Tom reads from and comments on this 2nd century historical Christian letter to the unknown Diognetus. …

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Bishops - Part 8: 5th Century Controversies

2011-04-11 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

The 5th century brought much controversy, schism, and anathemas but the Church survived. Some of these divisions exist even today. …

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Bishops - Part 8: 5th Century Controversies

2011-04-11 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

The 5th century brought much controversy, schism, and anathemas but the Church survived. Some of these divisions exist even today. …

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Recommended Reading from Fr. Tom Hopko

2011-04-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 47s

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 We Shall See Him As He Is - Elder Sophrony His Life is Mine - Archimandrite Sophrony Christ, Our Way and Our Life - Archimandrite Zachariah The Hidden Man of the Heart Remember Thy First Love - Archimandrite Zachariah The Complete Fenelon Atheist Delusion - David Bentley Hart The Abolition of Man - CS Lewis …

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Recommended Reading from Fr. Tom Hopko

2011-04-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 47s

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 We Shall See Him As He Is - Elder Sophrony His Life is Mine - Archimandrite Sophrony Christ, Our Way and Our Life - Archimandrite Zachariah The Hidden Man of the Heart Remember Thy First Love - Archimandrite Zachariah The Complete Fenelon Atheist Delusion - David Bentley Hart The Abolition of Man - CS Lewis …

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How Should Orthodox Relate to Other Christians?

2011-03-31 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

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. …

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How Should Orthodox Relate to Other Christians?

2011-03-31 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

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. …

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The One True Church

2011-03-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

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. …

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The One True Church

2011-03-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

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. …

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Recommended Reading for Lent

2011-02-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 40s

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 …

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Recommended Reading for Lent

2011-02-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 40s

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 …

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Bishops - Part 7: Martyrs, Monks, and Holy Bishops

2011-02-24 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

In this next episode of the series on Bishops, Fr. Tom reflects on 4th century Bishops, Monks, Martyrs, and Saints. …

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Bishops - Part 7: Martyrs, Monks, and Holy Bishops

2011-02-24 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

In this next episode of the series on Bishops, Fr. Tom reflects on 4th century Bishops, Monks, Martyrs, and Saints. …

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With God All Things Are Possible

2011-02-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

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? …

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With God All Things Are Possible

2011-02-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

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? …

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Bishops - Part 6: The Other Canons

2011-02-14 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 32s

Fr. Tom talks about the other canons of the fourth century in addition to the Council of Nicaea. …

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Bishops - Part 6:  The Other Canons

2011-02-14 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 32s

Fr. Tom talks about the other canons of the fourth century in addition to the Council of Nicaea. …

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Bishops - Part 6: The Other Canons

2011-02-14 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 32s

Fr. Tom talks about the other canons of the fourth century in addition to the Council of Nicaea. …

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Bishops - Part 5: The Canons

2011-02-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

Fr. Tom looks at the fourth century canons concerning bishops and clergy. …

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Bishops - Part 5: The Canons

2011-02-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 46s

Fr. Tom looks at the fourth century canons concerning bishops and clergy. …

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Bishops - Part 4: In the Age of Constantine

2011-01-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 40s

In his ongoing series on bishops, Fr. Thomas explores the fourth century under the Emperor Constantine. …

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Bishops - Part 4: In the Age of Constantine

2011-01-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 40s

In his ongoing series on bishops, Fr. Thomas explores the fourth century under the Emperor Constantine. …

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The New Year and the End of the Age

2011-01-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 55s

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! …

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The New Year and the End of the Age

2011-01-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 55s

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! …

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The Incarnation - Do We Really Believe It?

2010-12-23 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 38s

In a new episode, Fr. Thomas Hopko presses the question on the Incarnation of Christ - do we REALLY believe it? …

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The Incarnation - Do We Really Believe It?

2010-12-23 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 38s

In a new episode, Fr. Thomas Hopko presses the question on the Incarnation of Christ - do we REALLY believe it? …

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War and Violence in the OT

2010-12-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

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. …

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War and Violence in the OT

2010-12-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

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. …

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Lies and Deceit in the OT

2010-12-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 43s

Fr. Tom looks at the lies and deception that are replete in the Old Testament stories and how God worked with sinful human beings to accomplish His purposes. …

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Lies and Deceit in the OT

2010-12-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 43s

Fr. Tom looks at the lies and deception that are replete in the Old Testament stories and how God worked with sinful human beings to accomplish His purposes. …

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Sex, Lies, and the Old Testament - Part 2

2010-12-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 47s

What are we to make of the moral behavior of many of the heroes of the Old Testament like David, Solomon, Abraham, Lot, and others? Fr. Tom helps us deal with these figures in the proper way and according to God's ultimate plan. …

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Sex, Lies, and the Old Testament - Part 2

2010-12-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 47s

What are we to make of the moral behavior of many of the heroes of the Old Testament like David, Solomon, Abraham, Lot, and others? Fr. Tom helps us deal with these figures in the proper way and according to God's ultimate plan. …

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Sex, Lies, and the Old Testament - Part 1

2010-12-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 40s

Fr. Tom received a number of emails about his talks on reading the Bible and the various translations. Several listeners asked about the scandalous nature of the Old Testament with stories of murder, slaughter, multiple wives, concubines, etc. So today, Fr. Tom begins a short series of talks to deal with this subject. …

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Sex, Lies, and the Old Testament - Part 1

2010-12-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 40s

Fr. Tom received a number of emails about his talks on reading the Bible and the various translations. Several listeners asked about the scandalous nature of the Old Testament with stories of murder, slaughter, multiple wives, concubines, etc. So today, Fr. Tom begins a short series of talks to deal with this subject. …

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Bishops - Part 3: The Post Apostolic Model

2010-12-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 55s

Fr. Thomas looks at the writings of three of the earliest Church Fathers to see the structure of the Church in the second and third centuries. …

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Bishops - Part 3: The Post Apostolic Model

2010-12-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 55s

Fr. Thomas looks at the writings of three of the earliest Church Fathers to see the structure of the Church in the second and third centuries. …

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English Translations of the Bible

2010-11-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 43s

In the third part of his series on reading the Bible, Fr. Tom discusses the various English language translations that are available and offers his recommendations. …

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English Translations of the Bible

2010-11-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 43s

In the third part of his series on reading the Bible, Fr. Tom discusses the various English language translations that are available and offers his recommendations. …

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Bishops - Part 2: The New Testament and Early Church Model

2010-11-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

In the second in his series on bishops, Fr. Tom reflects on the New Testament and early Church formulations of the offices and functions of clergy. …

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Bishops - Part 2: The New Testament and Early Church Model

2010-11-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

In the second in his series on bishops, Fr. Tom reflects on the New Testament and early Church formulations of the offices and functions of clergy. …

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Reading the Old Testament

2010-11-08 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 47s

Fr. Tom responds to some email questions he received after his recent episode entitled "How to Read the Bible." In particular he talks about reading the Old Testament and explains the role of the Septuagint in the Church. …

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Reading the Old Testament

2010-11-08 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 47s

Fr. Tom responds to some email questions he received after his recent episode entitled "How to Read the Bible." In particular he talks about reading the Old Testament and explains the role of the Septuagint in the Church. …

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Bishops - Part 1: Prophetic, Priestly, and Pastoral

2010-11-01 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 48s

Fr. Tom begins a series of talks on the role of bishops in the Church and their relationships to each other, to the priests, the deacons, and to us. He begins by identifying what is common to all of us in creation. Please also listen to a special encouragement at the very beginning of today's episode. …

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Bishops - Part 1: Prophetic, Priestly, and Pastoral

2010-11-01 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 48s

Fr. Tom begins a series of talks on the role of bishops in the Church and their relationships to each other, to the priests, the deacons, and to us. He begins by identifying what is common to all of us in creation. Please also listen to a special encouragement at the very beginning of today's episode. …

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How To Read The Bible

2010-10-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 52s

As he travels, Fr. Tom is often asked to say some things on the radio about how to read the Bible. Where do you start? What translation does he recommend? What presuppositions should be discarded and what should be maintained? In this new episode, Fr. Tom addresses each of these questions and more. …

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How To Read The Bible

2010-10-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 52s

As he travels, Fr. Tom is often asked to say some things on the radio about how to read the Bible. Where do you start? What translation does he recommend? What presuppositions should be discarded and what should be maintained? In this new episode, Fr. Tom addresses each of these questions and more. …

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Our Thoughts, Feelings, and Memories

2010-09-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 55s

Today, Fr. Thomas Hopko reflects on the nature of our thoughts and emotions in this fallen world. …

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Our Thoughts, Feelings, and Memories

2010-09-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 55s

Today, Fr. Thomas Hopko reflects on the nature of our thoughts and emotions in this fallen world. …

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The Universal Exaltation Of The Precious And Life-Giving Cross

2010-09-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 32s

Fr. Thomas Hopko reflects on one of the twelve great feasts of the Church. …

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The Universal Exaltation Of The Precious And Life-Giving Cross

2010-09-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 32s

Fr. Thomas Hopko reflects on one of the twelve great feasts of the Church. …

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Anxiety and Fear

2010-09-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 47s

Everyone at one time or another has been fearful. But how do we deal with unhealthy anxiety and fear? Fr. Tom looks at this problem in light of Holy Scripture. …

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Anxiety and Fear

2010-09-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 47s

Everyone at one time or another has been fearful. But how do we deal with unhealthy anxiety and fear? Fr. Tom looks at this problem in light of Holy Scripture. …

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A Vision of Unity

2010-08-23 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

Fr. Thomas Hopko gives one Orthodox Christian's understanding of unity. …

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A Vision of Unity

2010-08-23 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

Fr. Thomas Hopko gives one Orthodox Christian's understanding of unity. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 17:  The Final Chapter

2010-08-16 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 59s

In this final installment in his Darwin and Christianity series, Fr. Tom Hopko compares the task and method of natural science with the task and method of Christian theology. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 17:  The Final Chapter

2010-08-16 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 59s

In this final installment in his Darwin and Christianity series, Fr. Tom Hopko compares the task and method of natural science with the task and method of Christian theology. …

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Dormition of the Theotokos

2010-08-10 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 42s

On August 15, the Church celebrates the Dormition of the Mother of God. Fr.Tom explores the theology associated with this Feast and the implications on our own resurrection. …

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Dormition of the Theotokos

2010-08-10 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 42s

On August 15, the Church celebrates the Dormition of the Mother of God. Fr.Tom explores the theology associated with this Feast and the implications on our own resurrection. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 16:  Faith and Knowledge, Reason and Revelation

2010-08-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 51s

This is the next to last episode in the Darwin series. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 16:  Faith and Knowledge, Reason and Revelation

2010-08-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 51s

This is the next to last episode in the Darwin series. …

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Transfiguration - The Center of the Evangelical Narrative

2010-08-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 51s

On August 6, we will celebrate the Transfiguration of our Lord and Fr. Thomas Hopko helps us understand the pivotal nature of this event in Christian history. …

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Transfiguration - The Center of the Evangelical Narrative

2010-08-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 51s

On August 6, we will celebrate the Transfiguration of our Lord and Fr. Thomas Hopko helps us understand the pivotal nature of this event in Christian history. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 15:  Nature and Super-nature

2010-07-24 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 54s

As Fr. Tom gets close to the end of his series on Darwin and Christianity, he reflects on the terms and concepts of nature and super-nature. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 15:  Nature and Super-nature

2010-07-24 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 54s

As Fr. Tom gets close to the end of his series on Darwin and Christianity, he reflects on the terms and concepts of nature and super-nature. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 14:  Meditation on Miracles

2010-07-17 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 55s

What are some of the misunderstandings and misgivings about miracles and how does that relate to natural science and Christian theology? …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 14:  Meditation on Miracles

2010-07-17 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 55s

What are some of the misunderstandings and misgivings about miracles and how does that relate to natural science and Christian theology? …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 13:  God and Creation

2010-07-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 57s

Fr. Tom continues his series on Darwin and Christianity with some musings on God and Creation. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 13:  God and Creation

2010-07-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 57s

Fr. Tom continues his series on Darwin and Christianity with some musings on God and Creation. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 12:  The Soul

2010-06-19 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

How do you describe the distinction between human beings and animals? Is it the soul or is it something else altogether? …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 12:  The Soul

2010-06-19 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

How do you describe the distinction between human beings and animals? Is it the soul or is it something else altogether? …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 11:  Death

2010-06-05 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 57s

In this episode on the Darwinian Revolution and the relationship between natural science and Christian theology, Fr. Thomas Hopko reflects on the issue of death. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 11:  Death

2010-06-05 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 57s

In this episode on the Darwinian Revolution and the relationship between natural science and Christian theology, Fr. Thomas Hopko reflects on the issue of death. …

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God As A Consuming Fire

2010-05-21 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 42s

A meditation on God as a consuming fire and the imagery of fire in the spiritual life. Particularly appropriate as we think about Pentecost. …

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God As A Consuming Fire

2010-05-21 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 42s

A meditation on God as a consuming fire and the imagery of fire in the spiritual life. Particularly appropriate as we think about Pentecost. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 10:  The Genesis Account (part 4)

2010-05-12 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 56s

Part 4 of the teachings from Genesis as a section in the larger series on Darwin and Christianity. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 10:  The Genesis Account (part 4)

2010-05-12 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 56s

Part 4 of the teachings from Genesis as a section in the larger series on Darwin and Christianity. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 9:  The Genesis Account (part 3)

2010-05-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 52s

Part 3 of the teachings from Genesis as a section in the larger series on Darwin and Christianity. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 9:  The Genesis Account (part 3)

2010-05-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 52s

Part 3 of the teachings from Genesis as a section in the larger series on Darwin and Christianity. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 8:  The Genesis Account (part 2)

2010-04-28 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 49s

Fr. Tom Hopko continues his series on Darwin with his 2nd reflection on the creation story in Genesis. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 8:  The Genesis Account (part 2)

2010-04-28 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 49s

Fr. Tom Hopko continues his series on Darwin with his 2nd reflection on the creation story in Genesis. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 7:  The Genesis Account (part 1)

2010-04-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 49s

In his continuing series on Charles Darwin and Christianity, Fr. Tom begins a reflection on the creation story as told in Genesis. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 7:  The Genesis Account (part 1)

2010-04-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 49s

In his continuing series on Charles Darwin and Christianity, Fr. Tom begins a reflection on the creation story as told in Genesis. …

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The Canonization Of Saints

2010-04-18 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 54s

Fr. Tom reflects further on the letter he received asking if God played favorites particularly as it relates to the canonization of Saints. …

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The Canonization Of Saints

2010-04-18 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 54s

Fr. Tom reflects further on the letter he received asking if God played favorites particularly as it relates to the canonization of Saints. …

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Call No Man Father

2010-04-12 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 30s

Fr. Thomas addresses a listener question on the often misunderstood admonition in the Gospel of Matthew to call no man father. …

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Call No Man Father

2010-04-12 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 30s

Fr. Thomas addresses a listener question on the often misunderstood admonition in the Gospel of Matthew to call no man father. …

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Thomas Sunday

2010-04-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 42s

Father Thomas educates us on why the Sunday a week after our Lord's Resurrection is also called Antipascha. …

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Thomas Sunday

2010-04-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 42s

Father Thomas educates us on why the Sunday a week after our Lord's Resurrection is also called Antipascha. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 6

2010-04-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 57s

In his continuing series on Charles Darwin, Fr. Thomas reflects on the Darwinian revolution and Christian theology having to do with the Bible. How do the Scriptures relate to the scientific world in which we live especially following the 19th century? …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 6

2010-04-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 57s

In his continuing series on Charles Darwin, Fr. Thomas reflects on the Darwinian revolution and Christian theology having to do with the Bible. How do the Scriptures relate to the scientific world in which we live especially following the 19th century? …

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Christ Is Risen - Truly He Is Risen

2010-04-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 37s

On this, the greatest of all Feast Days, Fr. Thomas explains what we, as Orthodox Christians, know for certain about Jesus Christ. …

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Christ Is Risen - Truly He Is Risen

2010-04-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 37s

On this, the greatest of all Feast Days, Fr. Thomas explains what we, as Orthodox Christians, know for certain about Jesus Christ. …

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Great and Holy Week - Part 2

2010-03-30 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 17s

Fr. Thomas continues his examination of Passion Week with Jesus' teachings on the final judgement. …

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Great and Holy Week - Part 2

2010-03-30 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 17s

Fr. Thomas continues his examination of Passion Week with Jesus' teachings on the final judgement. …

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Hosanna!

2010-03-27 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 18s

Fr. Thomas takes a closer look at the "Celebration of the Kingship of Christ." …

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Hosanna!

2010-03-27 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 18s

Fr. Thomas takes a closer look at the "Celebration of the Kingship of Christ." …

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Suicide

2010-03-24 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 47s

In response to a listener's question, Fr. Thomas reflects on the phenomenon of suicide. How do we as Christians deal with it? …

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Suicide

2010-03-24 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 47s

In response to a listener's question, Fr. Thomas reflects on the phenomenon of suicide. How do we as Christians deal with it? …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 5

2010-03-16 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 55s

In the 5th part of his series on Charles Darwin, Fr. Thomas talks about the relationship of this Darwinian Revolution and natural science in general to the issue of Orthodox Christian theology. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 5

2010-03-16 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 55s

In the 5th part of his series on Charles Darwin, Fr. Thomas talks about the relationship of this Darwinian Revolution and natural science in general to the issue of Orthodox Christian theology. …

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Predestination, Providence, and Prayer

2010-03-14 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

Fr. Thomas Hopko explains how our acts, especially our prayers, are included in God's predestination based on His foreknowledge, and how our free-will actions, particularly our prayers, contribute to God's providence in our lives. …

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Predestination, Providence, and Prayer

2010-03-14 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

Fr. Thomas Hopko explains how our acts, especially our prayers, are included in God's predestination based on His foreknowledge, and how our free-will actions, particularly our prayers, contribute to God's providence in our lives. …

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Does God Play Favorites?

2010-02-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

Fr. Tom addresses a question that came in by email from a listener who is perplexed by the seemingly inequitable treatment of people by God. Why are some blessed and others experience so much turmoil? It's a common question that is often felt but not always expressed. …

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Does God Play Favorites?

2010-02-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

Fr. Tom addresses a question that came in by email from a listener who is perplexed by the seemingly inequitable treatment of people by God. Why are some blessed and others experience so much turmoil? It's a common question that is often felt but not always expressed. …

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The Body

2010-02-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 50s

What is the place of the human body in our spiritual life? …

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The Body

2010-02-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 50s

What is the place of the human body in our spiritual life? …

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The Sunday of Orthodoxy

2010-02-19 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 23s

As we celebrate the Triumph of Orthodoxy and the victory over iconoclasm, Fr. Tom gives a personal reflection on icons and their use and misuse. …

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A Homily For The Beginning Of Lent

2010-02-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 14s

As the Lenten season begins, Fr. Tom Hopko reads a brief sermon penned by Fr. John Parker of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Mt. Pleasant, SC. This sermon was written in the style and tradition of St. John Chrysostom's well known and loved Paschal Homily. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 4

2010-02-11 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 56s

In part 4 of Fr. Tom Hopko's talks on the Darwinian revolution, he looks at what Charles Darwin may have experienced in terms of Christianity in his day. …

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Studying and Communicating the Church Fathers

2010-02-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 23s

Today Fr. Tom talks about the study and communication of the Fathers of the Church according to Archimandrite Vasileios, retired Abbot of the Iviron Monastery on Mt. Athos. …

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Theological Reflections On Calamity

2010-02-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 54s

How should we reflect on calamity and disasters like what was experienced in Haiti from a Christian perspective? Is God exacting judgment or is there another explanation? Fr. Tom Hopko helps us think this through. …

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The Prodigal Son and The Father’s House

2010-02-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 20s

Fr. Thomas takes a second look at the story of The Prodigal Son, this time focusing on the meaning of The Father's House. …

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Doctrinal Development

2010-01-31 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 47s

Today Fr. Tom talks about theological formulation and explanation in the Orthodox Christian Church. …

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Speaking Out For Life

2010-01-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 23s

Fr. Tom was unable to attend the March for Life rally in Washington DC earlier this week but he did think about what he would have said had he been given the opportunity to speak. …

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Meeting of Christ in the Temple

2010-01-28 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 50s

Fr. Hopko explains that this feast marks the end of the Winter Pascha and the beginning of the season of repentance. …

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Christianity in the Time of Darwin

2010-01-26 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 48s

In part 3 of the Darwin series, Fr. Tom explores the Darwin era and what was happening at that time in Christianity. …

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Reflections on the Life and Work of Charles Darwin

2010-01-23 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

Fr. Tom continues his series on Darwin and Christianity. This is part 2. …

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Darwin and Christianity - Part 1

2010-01-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 52s

What is the relationship between the concepts of natural selection and Christian theology? Fr. Tom begins a series of reflections on Charles Darwin and what he has learned in his research may surprise you! …

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A Conversation With St. Seraphim On The Holy Spirit

2010-01-14 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 58s

Fr. Tom Hopko talks about St. Seraphim's conversation with Nicholas Motovilov on "acquisition of the Holy Spirit." …

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Acquisition of the Holy Spirit

2010-01-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 48s

St. Seraphim of Sarov taught that the aim of the Christian life is to live by the Spirit of God. Today Fr. Tom explores the acquisition of the Holy Spirit. …

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Theophany - The Radiant Shining Forth!

2010-01-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 38s

From the Speaking the Truth in Love archives, Fr. Tom Hopko offers this very helpful meditation on the feast of Theophany. …

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Circumcised on the 8th Day

2010-01-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 47s

Enthroned on high with the Eternal Father and Your divine Spirit, O Jesus, You willed to be born on earth of the unwedded handmaid, your Mother. Therefore You were circumcised as an eight-day old Child. Glory to Your most gracious counsel; glory to Your dispensation; glory to Your condescension, O only Lover of mankind. …

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God Is With Us!

2009-12-24 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53s

In a new reflection, Fr. Thomas Hopko teaches about the virgin birth and the significance of this Orthodox dogma on the identify of Christ. …

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Nativity, Epiphany, and Pascha - Patterns of Worship

2009-12-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 33s

Fr. Thomas Hopko presents a meditation on how the liturgical services of Christmas and Epiphany pattern those of the Christ’s Holy Pascha of Easter. …

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The Genealogies

2009-12-19 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 44s

What is the significance of all of those "begats" in the Gospel lesson just before Nativity? Fr. Tom breaks it down for us in the current episode. …

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The Fathers Prepare

2009-12-12 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 37s

On the 1st two Sundays before Christmas, we commerate and sing about all of the faithful throughout the ages who prepared for the birth of Christ. Fr. Tom references the book "Surprised by Chris"t by Fr. A. James Bernstein which is available from Conciliar Press. …

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Come and See

2009-12-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 34s

We are invited like Philip invited Nathaniel to “come and see”, really see as we fix our hearts and minds on Christ the Savior during this paschal lenten season. …

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A Saturday Afternoon Reflection

2009-11-30 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 40s

On a beautiful fall afternoon at the family home in Canada, Fr. Tom is reflecting on the disparity between the beauty of God's creation and the tremendous suffering happening in the world. …

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A Deeper Level of Thanksgiving

2009-11-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 48s

Fr. Tom encourages us to remember the place of gratitude and thanksgiving in the Christian life and tells us how we can go deeper and higher into the meaning of gratitude. …

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The Entrance of the Theotokos Into the Temple

2009-11-20 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 39s

Fr. Tom teaches on this significant feast at the beginning of the Nativity season. …

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On Sadness and Grief in Human Life

2009-11-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 44s

God grieves, we grieve, and life is often permeated with sadness. What does this mean when we also contemplate the "joy" of the Christian life? …

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The Nativity Fast

2009-11-14 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 44s

As we are in the beginning days of the Nativity fast, Fr. Tom takes us on a journey from the Presentation of Mary in the Temple to Theophany. Fr. Tom referenced a couple of resources: Winter Pascha by Fr. Tom Hopko Putting Christmas Back into Christ-CD series by Fr. Tom Hopko …

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Angels and Demons

2009-11-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 37s

Having just celebrated the Feast of the Angels, Fr. Tom asks - Who are the angels and the demons? Were the demons created evil? Can they repent? Get the answer to these questions and much more in this episode. …

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Anger and Wrath in Human Life

2009-11-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 40s

Following his two part series on the Wrath of God, Fr. Tom turns his attention to our own anger and wrath and how that differs from God's. …

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The Wrath Of God - Part 2

2009-10-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 42s

Fr. Thomas continues to get listener feedback on his teaching on God's wrath. In this follow-up lesson, he explores further how the Scriptures and the Fathers express this difficult concept as compared to the hellenistic and platonic views sometimes expressed through history. …

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The Wrath Of God

2009-10-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 57s

Fr. Tom Hopko addresses an issue that he gets the most email about - how are we to understand the wrath of God and how does it relate to our salvation? …

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The Protecting Veil Of The Holy Theotokos

2009-10-01 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 41s

Whether you celebrate it on October 1 or on October 28 (traditions differ), you will enjoy Fr. Thomas' account of how the Mother of God protected a Constantinople church from an invading army, and how that inspires our own worship. …

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Crossroad- Orthodox Youth Take The Challenge

2009-08-11 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 37m 5s

Fr. Tom interviews the leaders of the Crossroad program at Hellenic College in Brookline, MA. Crossroad is intended to help High School students discern their life callings, matching their personal gifts with the needs of the world. His guests are Ann Bez…

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The Resurrection School of Theology in Albania

2009-08-08 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 32m 53s

In his final interview series from Albania, Fr. Tom talks with John and Alex from the Resurrection School of Theology in Albania.…

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4 U.S. Missionaries to Albania

2009-07-29 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 21m 5s

In his continuing interview series from Albania, Fr. Tom interviews four US missionaries including full time OCMC missionary Pamela Anastasia Barksdale.…

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Missionary to Albania Nathan Hoppe

2009-07-12 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 35m 0s

The next interview from Albania is with veteran OCMC missionary Nathan Hoppe. Fr. Tom references a recording of Nathan's late wife Lynette made only a week or two before she died. That recording was featured on AFR in an interview with Fr. Luke Veronis an…

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Archbishop Anastasios of Albania

2009-07-01 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 51m 20s

Fr. Thomas took the traveling Ancient Faith Radio microphone with him to Albania and captured several fascinating interviews there. Today we begin with this wonderful conversation between Fr. Tom and Archbishop Anastasios where we will learn about the cir…

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A Chosen Instrument of Mine - St. Paul

2009-06-27 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 43m 49s

Fr. Thomas shows how, despite his persecution of the early Church, St. Paul was indeed an Apostle-- by having seen the risen Lord and through his suffering.…

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Keys to the Kingdom - St. Peter

2009-06-27 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 40m 41s

Fr. Thomas discusses "the rock" upon whom Christ built His Church and St. Peter's role in that early Church.…

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The Apostle’s Fast

2009-06-16 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 22m 29s

What is this current fasting period all about? We reach back into the archives and re-introduce this helpful teaching from Fr. Tom originally given last year.…

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The Roots of Pentecost

2009-06-06 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 37m 34s

Fr. Thomas looks at the roots of Pentecost-- the coming of the Spirit-- in Old Testament worship.…

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The God Who Works Wonders

2009-06-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 49m 20s

Psalm 77 (76 in the Septuagint) is the basis of a favorite hymn in the Orthodox Church - Who Is So Great A God As Our God? Our God is the God Who Works Wonders!…

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Ascension

2009-05-27 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 27m 34s

Fr. Thomas rejoices in the enthronement of the crucified One, raised and glorified.…

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Fr. Tom Hopko Interviews Fr. Steve Tsichlis

2009-05-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 33m 21s

Fr. Tom is on the road and chats with Fr. Steve Tsichlis of St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine, CA. Learn about and be encouraged with this outreach minded parish and priest.…

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The Samaritan Woman At The Well

2009-05-15 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 34m 41s

Fr. Thomas looks at the Gospel for the fifth Sunday of Pascha-- a miraculous sign that at first glance doesn't seem to involve a miracle.…

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A President’s Day Reflection

2009-02-19 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 54m 20s

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.…

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The Prodigal Son, The Elder Brother, The Merciful Father

2009-02-14 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 17m 15s

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.…

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The Publican and the Pharisee

2009-02-10 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 19m 12s

Fr. Tom teaches on the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee as we prepare for the Lenten season.…

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The Great Festival of the Three Holy Hierarchs

2009-02-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 53m 47s

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.…

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The January Ascetic Fathers

2009-01-31 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45m 27s

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 CollectionT…

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The Day After and The Day Before

2009-01-24 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 55m 9s

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 wor…

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Baptism With Fire

2009-01-18 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 41m 22s

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.…

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Falling Asleep

2008-12-12 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 37m 17s

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.…

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The Demons and the Swine

2008-12-03 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 33m 33s

Fr. Tom expounds on one of the most difficult passages in the New Testament.…

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Spiritual Springtime: Reflection on 40 Years

2008-11-08 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 35m 41s

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.…

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Church And State - Part 8

2008-10-31 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 42m 30s

Fr. Thomas concludes his series by reflecting on what it means to be a Christian in America today.…

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Church And State - Part 7

2008-10-28 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 42m 26s

Fr. Hopko outlines how the Church fared in the 20th century in lands that were not traditionally Orthodox.…

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Church And State - Part 6

2008-10-24 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 32m 34s

Fr. Tom looks at the Church in the 20th century, especially in Communist countries.…

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Church And State - Part 5

2008-10-16 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 39m 30s

Fr. Tom discusses how the Orthodox Church fared in Russia before the revolution.…

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Church And State - Part 4

2008-10-13 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 39m 23s

Fr. Thomas examines the four centuries of Muslim rule over Eastern Orthodox Christians.…

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Church And State - Part 3

2008-10-09 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 40m 59s

Fr. Tom examines the fifth through fifteenth centuries.…

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Church And State - Part 2

2008-10-02 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 41m 1s

Fr. Tom looks at the Roman-Byzantine empire of the 4th century.…

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Church And State - Part 1

2008-09-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 40m 48s

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.…

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The Meaning Of Life

2008-09-22 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 20m 18s

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…

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Mercy And Forgiveness

2008-09-18 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 33m 19s

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…

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Pain And Suffering

2008-09-11 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 12m 3s

Fr. Tom reflects on why there is sickness, suffering and death in our world.…

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Calluses And Blisters On Our Souls

2008-09-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 36m 30s

Think Labor Day is past? Not until Fr. Tom reflects on our spiritual labors.…

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Let Us Not Live By Lies - The Life Of Alexander Solzhenitsyn

2008-09-01 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 40m 22s

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).…

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Not Made By Human Hands

2008-08-28 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 16m 4s

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?…

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The End Of The Church Year

2008-08-25 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 35m 7s

Fr. Tom couldn't let the Church Year end without looking back on the inspiring feasts during its last month, August.…

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Teaching Doctrine In The World We Live In Today - Part Three

2008-08-14 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 27m 12s

Fr. Thomas concludes his three-part lecture on teaching doctrine given in June, 2008 at the Met. Andrey Sheptytsky Institute in Ottawa.…

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Teaching Doctrine In The World We Live In Today - Part Two

2008-08-11 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 25m 7s

We continue with part two of Fr. Thomas' three-part lecture on teaching doctrine given in June, 2008 at the Met. Andrey Sheptytsky Institute in Ottawa.…

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Teaching Doctrine In The World We Live In Today - Part One

2008-08-07 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 21m 54s

Ancient Faith Radio is proud to present a three-part lecture on teaching doctrine by Fr. Thomas given in June, 2008 at the Met. Andrey Sheptytsky Institute in Ottawa.…

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Icons And Their Placement

2008-08-04 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 31m 4s

Father Thomas reveals how icons are painted and the proper procedure for placing them in the church building.…

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The Singing Of Psalms

2008-07-31 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 24m 34s

Fr. Tom takes a close look at the psalmody of the Church and its use in Orthodox worship.…

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Intercessory Prayer

2008-07-28 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 22m 48s

Fr. Thomas examines how we ask the Mother of God and Saints to pray on our behalf, and the misunderstood prayer for them to "save" us.…

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Person, Nature And Action

2008-07-24 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45m 58s

As an epilogue to his series on the language of God, Fr. Tom explains these technical, theological, terms used by the Church.…

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A Reflection on the Past 50 Years of the Orthodox Church

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 54s

Sitting in his study, Fr. Tom reflects on the past 50 years of the Orthodox Church. August marked the 46th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. …

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The Universal Exaltation Of The Precious And Life-Giving Cross

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 33s

Celebrating one of the twelve great feasts of the Church (Click here to view the children's choir Fr. Thomas mentions in the podcast). …

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A Christian Response To Terrorism

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 31s

Fr. Tom follows up on his thoughts on suffering and pain by looking specifically at the events of 9-11-2001. …

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When Bishops Disappoint

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 54s

Throughout the history of the Church, there have been moments of scandal and disappointment with various hierarchs of the Church. How are we to respond as faithful Orthodox Christians? Fr. Tom shares his reflections. …

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The Gate Facing East

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 23s

Fr. Thomas teaches about the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos. …

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Happy New (Church) Year!

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 49s

September 1 marks the beginning of the Church year and Fr. Tom Hopko is meditating on the meaning of times and seasons in Church life. …

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The Greatest Born Of Woman - St. John The Baptist - Part 2

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 29s

In commemoration of the Feast of his beheading, Fr. Tom continues his discussion of the Prophet, Forerunner and Baptizer, John. …

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Crossroad- Orthodox Youth Take The Challenge - Part 2

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 21s

Fr. Tom speaks with 2 students and a leader in the Crossroad program. …

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The Greatest Born Of Woman - St. John The Baptist - Part 1

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 30s

With the Feast Day of the Beheading of St. John approaching (August 29), Fr. Thomas examines the Prophet, Forerunner and Baptizer, John. …

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Bishops - Part 27: The 7th Ecumenical Council part 4

0000-00-00 :: feeds@ancientfaith.com (Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio)
Length: 45s

The canons discussed today deal with church property, those who would be set apart to read in the divine services, and the appropriate clothing for bishops and clergy. …

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Speaking the Truth in Love

Compelling Commentary on Christian Belief and Behavior - Teaching and reflections by Fr. Thomas Hopko

Speaking the Truth in Love


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