Speaking the Truth in Love

Speaking the Truth in Love

Fr Thomas Hopko and Ancient Faith Radio

Description: Compelling Commentary on Christian Belief and Behavior

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Bishops - Part 55: 19th Century Clergy in Russia

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In his continuing series on bishops and Church organization, Fr. Thomas speaks about various clergy figures from that time. He references the book "My Life"s Journey" the memories of Metropolitan Evlogy,...

Relax, God is in Control - Final Thoughts

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Fr. Thomas Hopko takes one last look at the phrase "Relax, God is in Control" and provides information on additional material he has written and spoke about regarding this general topic. Here is the list: Abba: The Tradition of Orthodoxy in the West by Met. Kallistos Ware And from his Speaking the T...

Bishops - Part 54: 19th Century Russia

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For the next few podcasts, Fr. Tom will be looking at the important 19th century in Russian Orthodox history. He recommended several books but in particular these three. The Heart of Russia by Scott M. Kenworthy The Making of Holy Russia by Fr. John Strickland Russian Orthodoxy on the Eve of Revolut...

God Is In Control - Revisited

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Fr. Tom returns to the subject of his recent episode "God Is In Control. Yes or No?" He responds to the listener feedback and clarifies his thoughts on the subject...

Bishops - Part 53: The Impact of the 19th Century on Clergy and Laity

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Last time, Fr. Tom talked about the Ottoman Empire and its demise. Today he reflects on the impact of Turkish rule on Orthodox clergy and laity...

God Is In Control - Yes or No?

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We hear the phrase "God is in control" and may even use it from time to time when trying to make sense of a difficult situation. Fr. Thomas Hopko evaluates that phrase and challenges us to rethink it...

Bishops - Part 52: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire

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Fr. Tom takes up his series on the bishops and structure of the Church and moves to the 19th Century fall of the Ottoman Empire...

Fr. Tom Reflects on Kevin Allen’s Retirement

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As many know, Kevin Allen recently announced his retirement from his interview program, Ancient Faith Today. After listening to an interview Ancient Faith Radio did with Kevin announcing his departure, Fr. Tom shares his own thoughts on the state of American Orthodoxy...

Met. Anthony Bloom’s Homily on the Cross

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During this week as we venerate the cross of Christ, Fr. Tom Hopko shares a sermon by Met. Anthony Bloom on the cross and our sin...

Awesome or Fearful?

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A commonly used word today is "awesome." But, given its meaning today, Fr. Tom asks if it is the appropriate word to use in our Divine Liturgy...
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