Speaking the Truth in Love

Speaking the Truth in Love

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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...

Bishops - Part 50: 17th Century Russia

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In the next in his series on Church organization and structure, Fr. Tom talks about 17th Century Russia and the influences of Patriarch Nikon and the Old Believer schism...

Archbishop Fenelon and Great Lent

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Fr. Thomas talks about the writings of Archbishop Francois Fenelon, a Roman Catholic writer from the 17th Century. Fr. Tom was particularly taken with Fenelon's spiritual writings surrounding Lent...

The Purpose of Lent

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As we approach the mid-point of Great Lent, Fr. Tom reflects on the purpose of this season in the Church year...

Bishops - Part 49: 17th Century Calvinistic and Roman Influences on Orthodoxy

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Fr. Tom talks about what happened in the 17th Century, when Orthodoxy in both Constantinople and Ukraine were influenced by non Orthodox thinking...

The Necessity of the Trinity

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In this very helpful theological discourse, Fr. Thomas Hopko states that the trinitarian understanding of God is absolutely essential to the Christian faith...

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