Friday, March 13, 2020

The wisdom of Fr. Thomas Hopko


  1. A friend of mine had taken a masters degree from St. Vlad's in the early 1990's, and she had recorded her classroom lectures including Fr. Thomas's. She loaned me these tapes (this was the mid 1990's) and I would listen to them in the car on the way to and from work. As a neophyte, I recall being slightly aghast when he went into a semi rant about how all the clergy/bishops dress up like (Byzantine) Roman courtier's and how these traditions may or may not be for the Gospel and God's glory today.

    In my opinion, a step in the direction of facing up to these challenges he identifies would be to address in a serious/sustained way at the catechetical level, so that the "liberal" or the "conservative" has at least the opportunity to see these two failure paths. Anyone know if this ever occurs?

  2. Powerfully relevant & refreshing words of wisdom that challenge & inspire!
    Memory Eternal!