March 18, 2020: Memory Eternal! Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko

18 Mar

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko (1939-2015)

Today, I am remembering with much respect and gratitude Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko, former Dean of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and renowned author, teacher, and preacher. You may read more about my former seminary professor’s inspirational life here.

In honor of the 5th Anniversary of his repose in the Lord, I celebrated a short Panikhida at Holy Ghost Church in his memory, and it’s posted on our parish’s YouTube Channel. 

Especially during this singular and eerie pandemic, I urge you to take advantage of listening to Fr. Thomas’s many superb and thought-provoking “Speaking the Truth in Love” podcasts, particularly the three with the common title, “Relax, God is in Control,” found here on Ancient Faith Radio, published just a few months prior to his own death.

Memory Eternal!

Yours in Christ, Fr. John Jillions, Pastor

P.S. Did you know that when he himself was a seminarian, Fr. Thomas gave his first sermon at our parish, Holy Ghost Church?

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