The video recording of the funeral service for Fr. Thomas Hopko is now available for viewing. The service was held at the Monastery of The Transfiguration in Ellwood City, PA on Monday March 23, 2015.
On Monday March 23 2015, Fr. Thomas Hopko was prayed into God's presence by hundreds of friends, hierarchs, clergy, and family. The funeral homily was given by Fr. John Behr, Dean at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. Memory Eternal.
On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Juliana Taimoorazy, the Founder and President of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council, spoke at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Warrenville, Illinois. The talk was sponsored by The Fellowship of St. James, publisher of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity and Salvo magazine, and the title was “Crucible of the Assyrians.”
On tonight's "Faith Encouraged Live," Fr. Tom Soroka, host of the "The Path" and the priest at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in McKees Rocks, PA, joins host Fr. Barnabas Powell to discuss the Feast of the Annunciation and field questions from listeners.
On the Sunday of the Adoration of the Cross, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, priest at St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, discusses Christ's sacrificial priesthood and how that integrates into our evangelism of the world.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 marks the one year anniversary of the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip of thrice-blessed memory. Listen below to special call-in program recorded shortly after his falling asleep. The host was Kevin Allen and the program was Ancient Faith Today.
From the family: "Fr. Thomas reposed peacefully today, March 18, shortly after 3 pm. The last of his five children, who had not been able to visit him at the hospice until today, arrived this morning. She told him that she came, and now he could go. And, by the mercy of God, he reposed after spending much of the day with her. No funeral plans yet. They will be posted as soon as they are available." View obituary »
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