Pentecost and the Holy Spirit

Pentecost and the Holy Spirit

April 2010

A collection of podcasts and talks about the Holy Spirit and the Feast of Pentecost.


Episodes

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Speaking the Truth Jul 10, 2011

The Gift, the Gifts, and Glossolalia

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.

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Speaking the Truth Jun 13, 2011

Icons and Pentecost

Fr. Tom reflects on the icons associated with Pentecost and the Trinity.

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iSermon May 24, 2010

Pentecost

Fr. Ted talks on the importance of Pentecost—a feast that many refer to as the "Birthday of the Church."

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Speaking the Truth May 21, 2010

God as a Consuming Fire

A meditation on God as a consuming fire and the imagery of fire in the spiritual life. Particularly appropriate as we think about Pentecost.

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Speaking the Truth Jan 14, 2010

A Conversation with St. Seraphim on the Holy Spirit

Fr. Tom Hopko talks about St. Seraphim's conversation with Nicholas Motovilov on "acquisition of the Holy Spirit."

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Speaking the Truth Jan 07, 2010

Acquisition of the Holy Spirit

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.

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Singing the Triumphal Hymn Dec 13, 2009

The Holy Spirit and Evangelism

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.

"As much as anything else, evangelism is bringing people to active participation in liturgical worship and prayer." —V. Rev. J. Richard Ballew

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Speaking the Truth Jun 06, 2009

The Roots of Pentecost

Fr. Thomas looks at the roots of Pentecost - the coming of the Spirit - in Old Testament worship.

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Pastoral Ponderings May 22, 2009

Adam, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit

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Spread the Word Jan 17, 2009

The Pentecostal Nature Of The Church

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.

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re/Call Sep 18, 2008

What Does the Holy Spirit Do - Part 2

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.

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re/Call Sep 11, 2008

What Does the Holy Spirit Do - Part 1

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.

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re/Call Sep 04, 2008

Who is the Holy Spirit?

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.

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Speaking the Truth Jun 16, 2008

The Holy Spirit

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."

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Sermons at St. Nicholas Jun 15, 2008

Lo, I am With You Always

Sermon on the Feast of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-11; John 7:37-52, 8:12)

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Healing with Fr. George Morelli Jun 15, 2008

The Fruit Of Pentecost

Fr. George looks at the link between the sanctification of the Holy Spirit and healing.

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Simply Orthodox Jun 14, 2008

Pentecost: Power for Everyday Living

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.

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Speaking the Truth Jun 12, 2008

Pentecost

Fr. Thomas looks at the roots of Pentecost-- the coming of the Spirit-- in Old Testament worship.

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All Saints Homilies Dec 24, 2006

Spirit of Pentecost

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Our Life in Christ Nov 23, 2006

Holy Spirit Part 2

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.

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Our Life in Christ Nov 06, 2006

The Holy Spirit Part 1

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.

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