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Speaking the Truth in Love

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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...

What Does Rome Need To Do? - Part 2

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This is part 2 of Fr. Tom's paper on what Orthodoxy would expect from Rome before communion would be restored...

What Does Rome Need To Do? - Part 1

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As promised in his last episode, Fr. Thomas share with us the paper he wrote in 2005 outlining what the Roman Catholic Church would need to do to unite with the Orthodox. He broke it up into two parts and this is part one...

Ecumenical Efforts

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In light of all of the discussion about the Ecumenical Patriarch meeting with the Pope, Fr. Tom offers some of his experiences with the World Council of Churches...

Bishops - Part 51: 18th Century Russia

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In this fascinating episode, Fr. Tom talks about the tragic influence of Peter the Great and the further westernization of the Orthodox Church in Russia...
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