The Paschal Season

The Paschal Season

Speaking the Truth in Love

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


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  • April 30, 2008
    Fr. Thomas uses the Paschal icon as an opportunity to clear up some misconceptions about Sheol/Hades and Gehenna/Hell.
  • May 1, 2008
    Fr. Thomas examines who the myrrh-bearing women were and clears up some misconceptions about Mary Magdalene in the process.
  • May 15, 2008
    Fr. Thomas enumerates the seven great messianic signs of Jesus in St. John's Gospel, focusing on the healing of the paralytic at Bethesda.
  • June 12, 2008
    Fr. Thomas looks at the roots of Pentecost-- the coming of the Spirit-- in Old Testament worship.
  • June 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."
  • June 19, 2008
    Fr. Thomas shows how we are all called to be Saints and examines the many different kinds of Saints.
  • May 15, 2009
    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.
  • June 6, 2009
    Fr. Thomas looks at the roots of Pentecost—the coming of the Spirit—in Old Testament worship.
  • April 9, 2010
    Father Thomas educates us on why the Sunday a week after our Lord's Resurrection is also called Antipascha.
  • May 27, 2009
    Fr. Thomas rejoices in the enthronement of the crucified One, raised and glorified.
  • May 29, 2008
    What does this miracle of Christ tell us about the blind man, about God, about Jesus and ultimately, about us?
  • May 19, 2008
    Comparing the two sources for readings during the Paschal season-- the Acts of the Apostles and the Gospel of John.
  • June 6, 2008
    Fr. Thomas takes a closer look at the seventh Sunday of Pascha - the Sunday between Ascension and Pentecost.

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