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Worship in Spirit and Truth

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A series of reflections by Fr. Thomas Hopko on the Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church.

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A series of reflections by Fr. Thomas Hopko on the Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church.

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Well worth the patience it requires.

By youcatastrophe - Jun 02 2012
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Sure, it may have taken Fr Tom a year or so to finally get to the "Blessed is the Kingdom." That being said, this is an extremely enlightening and unique podcast. A must for anyone who wants to understand not only the Eastern Orthodox liturgy, but just worship in general.

My favorite podcast

By Stephanos apo ti Chios - May 14 2012
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Best orthodox podcast on afr

iTunes Ratings

39 Ratings
Average Ratings
36
2
1
0
0

Well worth the patience it requires.

By youcatastrophe - Jun 02 2012
Read more
Sure, it may have taken Fr Tom a year or so to finally get to the "Blessed is the Kingdom." That being said, this is an extremely enlightening and unique podcast. A must for anyone who wants to understand not only the Eastern Orthodox liturgy, but just worship in general.

My favorite podcast

By Stephanos apo ti Chios - May 14 2012
Read more
Best orthodox podcast on afr

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Rank #1: The Trisagion Prayers - Part 1

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Fr. Tom has come to the point in the Liturgy where we sing the first of two Thrice-Holy hymns. This one is in the Liturgy of the Word: "Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us."

Mar 26 2013

45mins

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Rank #2: The Little Entrance

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The first procession in the Divine Liturgy is referred to as the "Little Entrance" where the Gospel Book is brought into the altar and the call to worship is proclaimed.

Jan 09 2013

42mins

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Rank #3: Women Readers in the Divine Liturgy

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After his last episode, Fr. Thomas got a thoughtful letter from a listener challenging his remarks on female readers of the Apostolic writings in the Divine Liturgy. In this episode he reads the letter and answers the concerns raised.

Sep 06 2013

49mins

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Rank #4: Created to Worship

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Fr. Tom talks about how human beings are created by God for worship in spirit and in truth.

Jan 27 2011

49mins

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Rank #5: The Great Litany

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Fr. Thomas reflects on what it means to say "In peace let us pray to the Lord." What is the significance of this peace?

Jul 15 2012

41mins

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Rank #6: Allelujah, Allelujah, Allelujah

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Just before the Gospel reading in the Divine Liturgy, the participants sing what is supposed to a very solemn "Allelujah, Allelujah, Allelujah." Fr. Tom explains why this is so important.

Sep 18 2013

36mins

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Rank #7: The Bread and the Wine

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Fr. Thomas looks at the significance of using leavened bread and real wine for the Eucharist.

Jun 10 2014

54mins

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Rank #8: The Prokeimenon

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Just before the Apostle reading in the Divine Liturgy, verses are chanted known as the Prokeimenon. Fr. Tom explains what that is, why it is there, and how he feels it should be done.

Aug 05 2013

38mins

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Rank #9: The Passover Exodus

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In this important episode, Fr. Thomas shows how the Passover Exodus pre-figures the work of Christ and how that relates to our worship today.

Apr 07 2011

41mins

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Rank #10: The 8 Tones

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Fr. Tom pauses in his series on the Divine Liturgy to address some questions he has received about the 8 tones used in Orthodox worship.

Oct 18 2013

41mins

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Rank #11: The Divine Liturgy and Physical Place

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Is there a prescribed physical place where the liturgy is to be served or not served? Fr. Tom traces the history from the "house church" to the present day.

Aug 25 2011

51mins

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Rank #12: The Great Litany - Part 2

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Fr. Thomas continues to talk about the Great Litany at the beginning of the Divine Liturgy. In particular the "union of all men" and "the fear of God."

Jul 31 2012

46mins

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Rank #13: Worship in Genesis

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Fr. Thomas Hopko looks at Abel and Cain and why one offered acceptable worship and the other did not.

Feb 10 2011

39mins

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Rank #14: Noah’s Worship

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What made Noah's worship a sweet-smelling savor to God?

Feb 18 2011

37mins

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Rank #15: It is Time for the Lord to Act

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After 29 episodes leading up the beginning of the Divine Liturgy, Fr. Thomas begins his line by line commentary.

Apr 05 2012

43mins

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Rank #16: The Mystery of Mysteries

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The West identifies seven sacraments, but how does the Orthodox Church view such things? Fr. Tom teaches on the place of the Eucharist in the sacramental life of the Church.

Oct 10 2011

42mins

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Rank #17: Blessed is the Kingdom

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In this 32nd episode of the series, Fr.Tom gets to the very opening statement in the Divine Liturgy: "Blessed is the Kingdom of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen."

Jun 02 2012

51mins

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Rank #18: Abraham’s Worship

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There are so many images of Christ, the Trinity, and our worship as Orthodox Christians in the Old Testament but perhaps none so powerful as the story of Abraham.

Mar 03 2011

50mins

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Rank #19: The Apostle Reading

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In his continuing series on the Divine Liturgy, Fr. Thomas is now at the point of the Apostle reading. He comments on how, where, and by whom it is to be read.

Aug 20 2013

53mins

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Rank #20: Worship in the Apostolic Writings

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How did the New Testament Church worship? Fr. Thomas shows a specific structural practice that Orthodox worship today is based on.

Jul 04 2011

48mins

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