Pentecost and the Holy Spirit
A collection of podcasts and talks about the Holy Spirit and the Feast of Pentecost.
|Program||Date||Title & Description||Duration|
|Jul 10, 2011||
How does Orthodoxy view the gifts of the Holy Spirit and in particilar the phenomenon of speaking in tongues? Fr. Thomas Hopko explores the New Testament teaching on the charismatic gifts.
|Jun 13, 2011||
Fr. Tom reflects on the icons associated with Pentecost and the Trinity.
|May 24, 2010||
Fr. Ted talks on the importance of Pentecost—a feast that many refer to as the "Birthday of the Church."
|May 21, 2010||
A meditation on God as a consuming fire and the imagery of fire in the spiritual life. Particularly appropriate as we think about Pentecost.
|Jan 14, 2010||
Fr. Tom Hopko talks about St. Seraphim's conversation with Nicholas Motovilov on "acquisition of the Holy Spirit."
|Jan 07, 2010||
St. Seraphim of Sarov taught that the aim of the Christian life is to live by the Spirit of God. Today Fr. Tom explores the acquisition of the Holy Spirit.
|Dec 13, 2009||
Fr. John presents a lecture by his late pastor, teacher, and spiritual mentor, the Very Reverend J. Richard Ballew. December 13th marks the one-year anniversary of his passing.
|Jun 06, 2009||
Fr. Thomas looks at the roots of Pentecost—the coming of the Spirit—in Old Testament worship.
|May 22, 2009||5:58|
|Jan 17, 2009||
Father Constantine and Deacon Ezra first discuss how parishes must be ready for unanticipated enquirers, then point out the importance of language in the Church.
|Sep 18, 2008||
In this episode, Jason looks at how the Holy Spirit illumines and deifies us. You can also download a free "re/CALL This!" graphic for this episode, with suggestions from St. Theophan the Recluse for developing a rule of prayer, by visiting the re/CALL website.
|Sep 11, 2008||
In this episode, Jason looks at the work of the Holy Spirit in the Church and the life of each Orthodox Christian. You can also download a free "re/CALL This!" graphic for this episode, with a quotation from St. John of Kronstadt about the work of the Holy Spirit, by visiting the re/CALL website.
|Sep 04, 2008||
In this episode, Jason talks about the Holy Spirit. You can also download a free "re/CALL This!" graphic for this episode, with a quotation from St. Athanasius the Great about the Holy Spirit, by visiting the re/CALL website.
|Jun 16, 2008||
The day after Pentecost is the Feast of the Holy Spirit in the Orthodox Church and Fr. Thomas uses it to examine more closely the "Spirit who proceeds from the Father."
|Jun 15, 2008||
Sermon on the Feast of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-11; John 7:37-52, 8:12)
|Jun 15, 2008||
Fr. George looks at the link between the sanctification of the Holy Spirit and healing.
|Jun 14, 2008||
Are you tired of trying to live the Christian life? Do you feel like giving up because you just can't find the strength to do what Jesus has asked you to do? Then this week's liturgical lesson is for you. An important part of the answer can be found in this brief podcast today.
|Jun 12, 2008||
Fr. Thomas looks at the roots of Pentecost-- the coming of the Spirit-- in Old Testament worship.
|Dec 24, 2006||21:59|
|Nov 23, 2006||
In this episode, Steve and Bill discuss the role of the Holy Spirit in bringing salvation to the human race through the person of Mary on whom the Holy Spirit descends to incarnate the second person of the Godhead, Jesus Christ. This is understood as the "economy" or the role of the Spirit as the one who does not manifest Himself, but reveals Christ. But then something happens during the second break and... well, don't reveal the suprise ending of this program to anyone.
|Nov 06, 2006||
We've gotten several requests over time to do a program on the Orthodox view of "speaking in tongues" and the charismatic movement within the Evangelical Churches. After avoiding the topic for a couple years we decided to do a series on the Orthodox Church's understanding of the person and work of the Holy Spirit. With all the claims and experiences regarding the Holy Spirit today is there a way to discern what is real and what is perhaps a spiritual deception? We begin the series at the beginning: the role of the Holy Spirit in creation.