A Miracle by Elder Paisios

I held off talking about this miracle by Elder Paisios publicly until the miracle was complete, which it nearly is. I was asked to write an account of the miracle to be included in the papers sent to the Ecumenical Patriarchate where a decision will be made soon on the canonization of Elder Paisios as […]

Fr. Thomas Hopko on St. John of the Ladder [AUDIO]

Originally broadcast on March 11, 2008 Length: 13:24 It is at this point in our Lenten journey that the Church contemplates the instruction of St. John Climacus and his Ladder of Divine Ascent. Fr. Tom takes us step by step through this treasure and makes it practical for us non-monastics! [Audio clip: view full post […]

Fr. Thomas Hopko — Sunday of the Cross: Take Up Your Cross

On the third Sunday of Great Lent, we concentrate on the Cross of Christ, and Fr. Tom helps us understand what it means to take up our cross. Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Podcast courtesy of Ancient Faith Radio.

Fr. Thomas Hopko: The Publican and the Pharisee

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (18:10-14) The Lord spoke this parable: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank Thee that I am not like other men, extortionists, unjust, […]

How to Read the Bible

Ten Principles of Orthodox Scriptural Exegesis Adapted from Bishop MICHAEL (Dahulich) Christ – God is real and is incarnate in Jesus Christ; He is the Key to the Scriptures. Life – One’s ability to interpret depends upon one’s spiritual state; one must live it in order to fully understand it. A Love Letter – We […]