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The Paschal Season

The Paschal Season

May 2010

Fr. Thomas Hopko’s talks on the Paschal season and into Pentecost, Thomas Sunday through all Saints


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Apr 09, 2010

Thomas Sunday

Father Thomas educates us on why the Sunday a week after our Lord's Resurrection is also called Antipascha.

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42:43
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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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37:34
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May 27, 2009

Ascension

Fr. Thomas rejoices in the enthronement of the crucified One, raised and glorified.

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27:34
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May 15, 2009

The Samaritan Woman at the Well

Fr. Thomas looks at the Gospel for the fifth Sunday of Pascha - a miraculous sign that at first glance doesn't seem to involve a miracle.

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34:41
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Jun 19, 2008

The Sunday of All the Saints

Fr. Thomas shows how we are all called to be Saints and examines the many different kinds of Saints.

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40:28
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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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35:28
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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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37:34
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Jun 06, 2008

The Sunday of the Holy Fathers

Fr. Thomas takes a closer look at the seventh Sunday of Pascha - the Sunday between Ascension and Pentecost.

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47:37
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May 29, 2008

Granting Sight to the Blind Man

What does this miracle of Christ tell us about the blind man, about God, about Jesus and ultimately, about us?

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44:13
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May 19, 2008

The Book of Acts

Comparing the two sources for readings during the Paschal season-- the Acts of the Apostles and the Gospel of John.

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40:20
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May 15, 2008

The Healing of the Paralytic

Fr. Thomas enumerates the seven great messianic signs of Jesus in St. John's Gospel, focusing on the healing of the paralytic at Bethesda.

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35:38
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May 01, 2008

The Myrrhbearing Women

Fr. Thomas examines who the Myrrhbearing Women were and clears up some misconceptions about Mary Magdalene in the process.

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38:04
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Apr 30, 2008

The Descent of Jesus into Hades

Fr. Thomas uses the Paschal icon as an opportunity to clear up some misconceptions about Sheol/Hades and Gehenna/Hell.

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