Christ is in our midst!!! It's Sunday again, so I thought I'd share a couple of podcasts from Ancient Faith Radio. The two podcasts I'm sharing today are given by Fr. Thomas Hopko, dean emeritus of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. They go hand in hand, so I thought it appropriate to post them both at once. It'll take about two hours of your time, but it'll be two hours well spent.
Fr. Tom speaks here of the goal of the Christian life, the acquisition of the Holy Spirit. This phrase, although it is actually an ancient phrase and concept, has been popularized more recently by St. Seraphim of Sarov in his now famous conversation with the layman, Nicolas Motovilov. If you haven't read the conversation, you ought to. It can be found in a number of places. I myself have two copies of it: one contained in St. Seraphim's volume of the Little Russian Philokalia available from St. Herman of Alaska Press; the other in the wonderful biography by Archimandrite Lazarus Moore entitles An Extraordinary Peace: St. Seraphim, Flame of Sarov.
Acquisition Of The Holy Spirit - Speaking the Truth in Love - Ancient Faith Radio