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The Names of Jesus

The Names of Jesus Archived podcasts are no longer updated. Explaining the significance of each of the names of Christ

Start date: March 2009 55 episodes

Fr. Thomas Hopko identifies the names bestowed on Christ by the Holy Scriptures and the Church Fathers and explains their significance. Fr. Tom reads all of his email but it is unable to respond due to the volume of mail he receives. However, your comments and suggestions often find their way into future podcast episodes.

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Oct 04, 2010

Jesus - Name Above Every Name

In this final reflection in the Names of Jesus series, Fr. Tom Hopko shows how the Name of Jesus is supreme.

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Sep 24, 2010

Jesus - Pioneer and Perfector

In this next to last episode in the Names of Jesus series, Fr. Tom takes us to Hebrews 12 where the RSV tells us that Jesus is the "Pioneer and Perfector" of our Faith.

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Sep 17, 2010

Jesus - Mediator and Intercessor

Holy Scripture tells us there is "One Mediator between God and men" (I Timothy 2:5). Fr. Tom Hopko teaches on Christ as our Mediator and Intercessor.

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Sep 10, 2010

Jesus - The Head

Jesus is the Head of the Church and the Head of the Body which is the Church. Fr. Thomas reflects on this title for Christ in this new episode.

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Sep 01, 2010

Jesus - Cornerstone, Shrine, and Temple

Several places in Holy Scripture, there are architectural images given to describe our Lord. Fr. Thomas reflects on them in today's episode.

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Aug 18, 2010

Jesus - The Physician

We know that Jesus is the Healer of soul and body, and the New Testament is replete with accounts of his miraculous works. But how do we differentiate between Jesus as the Healer and Jesus as the Physician?

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Aug 07, 2010

Jesus - True and Faithful Witness

What is the testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ as described in the Book of Revelation? Fr. Tom Hopko explores this with us in his next episode of The Names of Jesus.

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Jul 28, 2010

Jesus - Pastor and Bishop

As Fr. Tom comes close to the end of this series, he explores with us the name of Jesus as Pastor and Bishop.

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Jul 21, 2010

Jesus - Angel and Apostle

Fr. Tom continues his series on the Names of Jesus by exploring two names that we do not usually associate with Christ.

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Jul 10, 2010

Jesus - Friend and Brother

We affirm as central to the Great Tradition both the divinity and humanity of Jesus, but today Fr. Tom focuses on the humanity of Christ as our Friend and Brother.

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Jun 26, 2010

Jesus - Sin and Curse

The Son of God became the Son of Man and was "made sin" according to the Scriptures. What should we understand about this way of speaking of Jesus?

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Jun 12, 2010

Jesus - The Holy One of God

In his continuing series on the Names of Jesus, Fr. Tom Hopko explores Jesus as the Holy One of God.

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May 29, 2010

Jesus - The Heir

In this next episode of The Names of Jesus, Fr. Tom talks about the inheritance that God promises to his people that comes to us through Christ.

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May 20, 2010

Jesus - The Firstfruit

In a previous episode, Fr. Tom talked about Jesus as the "Firstborn," but there is another similar image in Scripture that describes Jesus as the "Firstfruit."

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Mar 29, 2010

Jesus - The Bridegroom

This week we will hear a lot about the Bridegroom in our Holy Week services. Who is this Bridegroom and what is the significance of that title?

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Mar 27, 2010

Jesus - The Chosen and Beloved

In his continuing series on the names of Jesus, Fr. Thomas looks at the meaning behind the scriptural references to God's chosen ones through whom came God's Chosen One.

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Mar 22, 2010

Jesus - The Firstborn

What is the significance of the firstborn son in ancient culture and how does that relate to Christ?

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Mar 10, 2010

Jesus - Our Redeemer

What does it mean to say that we are "bought with a price"? Fr. Tom talks about redemption and how Christ has "purchased us" with his own blood or Life.

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Feb 22, 2010

Jesus - The Paraclete

While normally associated with the Holy Spirit, the name Paraclete also refers to Jesus as our Advocate, Comforter, and Counselor.

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Feb 13, 2010

Jesus - Our Peace

Peace is not simply the absence of conflict but rather a virtue reflecting the character of God Himself.

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Jan 11, 2010

Jesus - The True Vine

Fr. Tom explores the last of the "I Am" statements in St. John's Gospel.

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Jan 04, 2010

Jesus - The Door

In John 10, Jesus talks about gates, thieves, and robbers, but he also talks about salvation and abundant life!

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Dec 10, 2009

Jesus - The Resurrection

What does it mean to say that Jesus is "The Resurrection"? Today Fr. Tom dives deeply into the significance of the Gospel as it relates to the resurrection of Christ.

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Nov 27, 2009

Jesus - The Bread of Life

Jesus didn't just say he would give us our daily bread; he said he is the Bread of Life. Fr. Tom Hopko continues his study of the great "I Am" sayings of Jesus.

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Nov 13, 2009

Jesus - The Life

Fr. Thomas has explored Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and now, the Life. What does life mean and how is Christ identified as THE life?

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Nov 02, 2009

Jesus - The Truth

Jesus does not say he will show us Truth. He claims to BE Truth. He is full of Truth, full of Grace, and the very definition of Truth.

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Oct 23, 2009

Jesus - The Way

Jesus said, "I go and prepare a place for you, but I will come back, and I will take you with me." He also talked about "the way I am going," but the disciples asked, "How can we know the way?" Jesus then responded with those famous words, "I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life." Today Fr. Thomas thinks about the significance of "The Way."

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Oct 11, 2009

Jesus - The Sun of Righteousness

In our Troparia for Nativity, we sing "Your Nativity, O Christ our God, has shone to the world the Light of wisdom! For by it, those who worshipped the stars, were taught by a star to adore You, the Sun of Righteousness, and to know You, the Orient from on High. O Lord, glory to You!" In today's episode, Fr. Tom reflects on these terms for Christ.

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Oct 04, 2009

Jesus - The Light Of The World

One of the great "I Am" statements in Scripture is in John's Gospel where Jesus said, "I am the Light of the world" (John 8:12). Today Fr. Tom explores the word "light" and the significance of Christ's claim.

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Sep 27, 2009

Jesus - The Judge

God does not want to condemn anyone, but his judgment is a merciful judgment, and God's divinity is revealed through his Son, Jesus. Learn more in this episode of the Names of Jesus series.

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Sep 18, 2009

Jesus - The Righteous One

If anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the righteous one (I John 2). Fr. Tom explores what the Scriptures mean by this term.

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Sep 10, 2009

Jesus - The Suffering Servant

What was the nature and purpose of the death of Christ as depicted in the Old Testament prophecy of Isaiah? Get your Orthodox Study Bible out and follow along as Fr. Thomas teaches us verse by verse.

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Aug 31, 2009

Jesus - The Servant of the Lord

Listen to a fascinating and instructive word study on the word "servant" and how it is applied to Jesus in both the Old and New Testaments.

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Aug 21, 2009

Jesus - The Lamb of God

God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac on the altar. Fr. Tom explores this passage and others that refer to Jesus as "the Lamb."

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Aug 13, 2009

Jesus - The Good Shepherd

Jesus is the "Great Shepherd of the Sheep" (Hebrews 13:20) but at the same time the "Lamb that was slain" (Revelation 5:12). Fr. Tom Hopko explores these passages and more on this episode.

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Aug 05, 2009

Jesus - The King

The Lord is King and reigns in majesty! Fr. Tom explores the numerous references to Jesus as King in the Scriptures.

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Jul 29, 2009

Jesus - The Great High Priest

Fr. Tom takes us to the Letter to the Hebrews which tells us why Jesus is the perfect sacrifice or offering.

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Jul 20, 2009

Jesus - The Prophet

When the Bible refers to Jesus as The Prophet, is it saying He is able to predict the future or is it something much deeper?

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Jul 13, 2009

Jesus - The Teacher

Fr. Tom Hopko continues his informative series on the Names of Jesus by exploring the term "Rabbi" or "Teacher" when referring to Jesus.

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Jun 14, 2009

Jesus - The Last Adam

Fr. Tom contrasts the original Adam with Christ who is called The Last or New Adam.

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Jun 06, 2009

Jesus - The Man

Fr. Thomas Hopko delves deep into the reality that Jesus is truly Man.

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May 30, 2009

Jesus - Son of Man

Why does Jesus refer to Himself as Son of Man when virtually no one else does?

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May 22, 2009

Jesus - The Power of God

As Fr. Tom continues his series on the Names of Jesus, he examines the word "Power" and how it applies to Christ.

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May 09, 2009

Jesus - The Icon of God

Fr. Tom explores what the scriptures mean when they say Jesus is the very Image of God.

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May 08, 2009

Jesus - The Wisdom of God

If Jesus is the Word of God, it follows that he is also the Wisdom of God. For where God's Word is, there is also his Wisdom.

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May 02, 2009

Jesus - The Word of God

Ask the average Christian today to define the "Word of God," and he will probably say "The Bible." Fr. Thomas says Jesus is the Word, not just a word of God. He takes us to the first chapter of John to begin today's study.

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Apr 23, 2009

Jesus - God (part 2)

Fr. Tom continues his examination of Jesus as God.

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Apr 17, 2009

Jesus - God (part 1)

In his continuing series on the Names of Jesus, Fr. Tom explores Jesus as God.

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Apr 10, 2009

Jesus - I Am

Where and why in the Scriptures is the term "I Am" used to refer to Christ and why is it so critical to His identity?

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Apr 04, 2009

Jesus - The Lord

In Matthew 22, Jesus asked "What do you think of the Christ? Whose Son is He?" What follows is a dialog about David's son and his statement in Psalm 110 "The Lord said to my Lord..." What does it mean that Jesus is The Lord?

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Mar 27, 2009

Jesus - Son of God (part 2)

Jesus is the ONLY begotten Son and is ontologically related to God the Father unlike any other being.

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Mar 22, 2009

Jesus - Son of God (part 1)

Fr. Tom discusses Christ's divinity. Jesus is human, yes, but he is also God!

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Mar 20, 2009

Jesus The Christ

Fr. Hopko continues his series on the names of Jesus, this time focusing on the name Christ, which means "the anointed one."

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Mar 19, 2009

Jesus the Savior

In his second episode on the Names of Jesus, Fr. Tom explores the roots and meaning of the name Jesus - God Saves.

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Mar 18, 2009

The Name of Jesus

The Angel told the Theotokos, "You will call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." Fr. Thomas Hopko explores the significance of this name, as well as its origins.

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