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Broadcast Summaries

Broadcast 266 - We will talk about the lived experience of an Eastern Rite Parish and how a Latin Rite Catholic experiences the Byzantine Rite. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya. Special Guest, Simon Jordan.

Broadcast 265 - We see how a single layman can make a global impact on ecumenical relations between the East and the West. Host Father Thomas J. Loya. Special Guest, Jack Figel.

Broadcast 264 - Light of the East looks at the discernment process that a person goes through when they decide to be a Roman Catholic, Eastern Catholic or join the Orthodox Church. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 263 - We answer a listener's question about the Divine Office, the Liturgy of the Hours of the Eastern Lung of the Catholic Church. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 262 - Father Loya speaks with Father Christopher Zugger about his book, Finding a Hidden Church chronicalling the gripping tale of the Eastern Catholic Church under Communism to the present day. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya; Guest, Father Christopher Zugger.

Broadcast 261 - We journey through the allegorical typology of the Byzantine Catholic Church with respect to the Mother of God. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 260 - Hear how young Byzantine Catholic families view the future of the Byzantine Catholic Church. Special guest, John Segvich. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 259 - We learn why many of the Eastern Catholic Churches give the sacraments of initiation together even to infants and we learn about the Annunciation Parish Health Plan. Host, Father Thomas Loya.

Broadcast 258 - We examine the state of the Eastern Catholic Churches of central Europe after the fall of Communism and recommend the book, Finding a Hidden Church. Host, Father Thomas Loya.

Broadcast 257 - Father Loya and Katie Goulas reveal a little known secret at Annunciation Parish as Father Loya looks to the beginning of a new liturgical year. Host, Father Thomas Loya with Katie Goulas.

Broadcast 256 - Father Loya mediates on the spirituality of pilgimage accompanied by the Jesus Prayer and his reflections on the Mount St. Macrina Pilgrimage in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Host Father Thomas Loya.

Broadcast 255 - Father Loya answers a listener's question about the Byzantine Catholic Liturgy. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 254 - Father Loya talks with Catholic author and lecturer Mark Shea about his new trilogy. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya and guest Mark Shea.

Broadcast 253 - Father Loya bears his artist's and iconographer's soul to provide insights into the art form of the Church. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 252 - Father Loya along with Katie Goulas answer listeners questions. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 251 - We get a glimse of a monastic community with monks from both lungs of the Church. Special guest Abbott Nickolas. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya and Katie Goulas.

Broadcast 250 - We learn about the U.S. Military troop withdrawl from Iraq and the implications for Christians. Special guest, Julinana Taimoorazy from the Iraqi Christian Relief Council. Host, Father homas J. Loya.

Broadcast 249 - We look at another opportunity to learn more about the Eastern Churches with special guest John Kurey, President Emeritus of the Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation which supports the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine.

Broadcast 248 - We will learn about a place to learn and be immersed in Eastern Christian Spirituality and we will also learn about the great Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya, along with Katie Goulas and special guest, Loretta Nemeth, Editor of Horizons, the Eparchy of Parma's official publication.

Broadcast 247 - Father Loya takes a look at cities such as Mosul and Bagdad, which we know from the war in Iraq but were cities which once hosted the great proud Assyrian Christian tradition. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya with Katie Goulas.

Broadcast 246 - Father Loya answers the question, "What is the difference between the Eastern Catholic Churches and the Roman Catholic Church?" Father Loya also challenges you to come up with a single sentence answer. Host, Father Thomas Loya.

Broadcast 245 - Father Loya takes a look at the Church's version of the "Hall of Fame" and he and Katie Goulas talk with a seminarian from Slovakia about the question of married vs. celibate priests. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya along with Katie Goulas.

Broadcast 244 - Father Loya and co-host Katie Goulas discuss the feast of Pentecost and show us how in the days of old, pride brought confusion of tongues to the buliders of the Tower of Babble. But now, diversity of tongues enlightened the minds and gave knowledge for the glory of God. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 243 - Father Loya acknowledges supporters of Light of the East and discusses Jack Figel's work as a catalyst to foster dialog through planning some exciting conference opportunities to help restore the Church to unity as well as to discuss Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the birthplace of the Eastern Churches. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya with special guest Jack Figel.

Broadcast 242 - We move from Christ's Resurrection to His Ascension where He enthrones in glory our own human nature. Be exalted above the heavens O Lord and let glory be over above the earth. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 241 - We will hear of a story that truly draws us into the experience of the Resurrection... of Christ's triumph over death... of the triumph of good over evil. Special co-host Katie Goulas, Father Thomas J. Loya, host.

Broadcast 240 - We will learn about the situation of Eastern Christians in the war torn areas of the Middle East with special guest Juliana Taimoorazy of Iraqi Christian Relief. We will also learn about a new media source for Eastern Christianity. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 239 - Father Loya looks at the Syro-Malankara Church, an Eastern Catholic Church, founded by St. Thomas the Apostle himself. Special guest, Father Saji Mukkoot, Pastor of the Malankara Catholic Mission of Chicago in Evanston, IL. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 238 - Father Loya shows how a lack of faith gave birth to a certainty of faith as Light of the East takes a look at the great feast of Thomas Sunday. Also, Father Loya takes a look at another great saint, St. George. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 237 - Light of the East will liturgically take on the role of the myrrh baring women and announce "the Good News" of Christ's resurrection to the world through the Easter music of the Eastern Churches. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 236 - "Behold the Bridgroom comes in the middle of the night." Father Loya, Katie Goulas and special guest Father Maximos take us on a liturgical journey through Great Week, the Week of the Bridegroom. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya with Katie Goulas and Father Maximos.

Broadcast 235 - Father Loya answers a listener's letter by taking up the issue of the tradition of married priests in the Eastern Catholic Churches and looks at its history and relevancy for today. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 234 - Father Loya notes that the Eastern Catholic Churches reflect on themselves and their place in the modern world and a look at very special and timely icon. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 233 - Father Loya looks at the allegorical typology of the Easter Liturgy and Katie Goulas shares childhood memories of the Sunday Veneration of the Holy Cross. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya with Katie Goulas.

Broadcast 232 - Father Loya discusses "the 7 Deadly Sins." In the Eastern Churches there are "the 8 Passionate Thoughts" and how we are to overcome them through the rigors of the Lenten season. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya and Katie Goulas.

Broadcast 231 - Father Loya looks at the question of whether a Latin Rite Catholic who is inspired by the Eastern Spirituality needs to leave the communion with Rome to live the Eastern Christian Spirituality. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 230 - As we enter the Great Fast, Father Loya discusses the Bright Sadness of Lent. For as acknowledge our sinfulness, the more we turn toward God. In the Monk's cell, Father Maximos continues the theme of repentance. Host, Father Thomas Loya.

Broadcast 229 - Father Loya talks about the journey leading up to the "Great Fast" and entertains questions from our listeners. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 228 - Father Loya talks with Sister Marla Marie Lucas of the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light about her and her Bishop's efforts to establish a women's religious community in America. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 227 - Father Loya discusses the Council of Florence and other subsequent attempts at reunion between the the Eastern Orthodox Churches and the Roman Catholic Church with special guest, Father Robert Slesinski. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 226 - Father Loya and Katie Goulas answer more of your commonly asked questions about the Eastern Churches and make a book recommendation. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya and Co-host Katie Goulas.

Broadcast 225 - Father Loya and Katie Goulas examine a separatist movement with implications for the Church and the world. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya; Co-host Katie Goulas.

Broadcast 224 - Father Loya and Katie Goulas discuss the lives of the great monastics and Desert Fathers. We also hear from Father Maximos in the Monk's Cell. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 223 - Father Loya looks forward to a new calendar year, acknowledges the letters, the prayers and support of listeners of Light of the East. Father also talks about the Theophany or the literal voice of Our Father in Heaven. We also hear from Father Maximos in the Monk's Cell discussing the virtue of Obedience.

Broadcast 222 - Father Loya asks, "Who are we in relation to the new born Christ?" Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 221 - Father Loya discusses the respective emphasis of the Eastern and Western Catholic Churches during the Christmas season. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 220 - Father Thomas J. Loya discusses the liturgical and biblical significance of the 2 Sundays preceding Christmas. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 219 - Father Thomas J. Loya, Katie Goulas (Katie the ByzanTEEN), Katie Reidy and Armand Ciabattari remember Light of the East Producer/Engineer, Art Clifton at his passing. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya

Broadcast 218 - Father Loya discusses the issue of separation of Church and State with respect to the Eastern Churches. And, Tara Ross, author of Enlightened Democracy, The Case for the Electoral College weighs in on the issue of the separation of Church and State. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 217 - Father Loya answers a listener's question regarding how the Eastern Catholic, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches look at Original Sin. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 216 - Father Loya answers questions from listeners concerning the reunification of the Orthodox Churches and the Roman Catholic Church. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 215 - Katie the "Byzanteen" calls Father Loya from college and talks about her life as an Eastern Catholic on campus and Father Loya discusses the Eastern Church's form of Advent, the Phillip's Fast, which calls us to prayer, fasting and charity leading up to the celebration of the the birth of our Savior.

Broadcast 214 - The plight of Iraqi Christians (Assyrians, Chaldeans and Syriacs). Father Loya discusses the suffering and persecution of Iraqi Christians with Juliana Taimoorazy of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council and how you can help. Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 213 - Fitting an Ocean into a Thimble Part 2. What is the difference between a Byzantine Catholic Church and a Roman Catholic Church? Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 212 - Fitting an Ocean into a Thimble Part 1. What is the difference between a Byzantine Catholic Churcn and a Roman Catholic Church? Host, Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 211 - The Sacramental Liturgical View, part of which is how we view our health. In the discussion are Dr. Evelyn Higgins, holistic physician, author of The Mystery of Happiness and radio host of Your Body is a Wonderland on 89.1 FM WDCX, Gainsville, GA., plus Red Griffin and hosted by Father Thomas Loya.

Broadcast 210 - Special Fourth Anniversary broadcast of Light of the East featuring the music of The Seminary Choir of the Blessed Theodore Romzha Theological Academy who performed "Let the Heavens Rejoice" A Concert Tour of Sacred Music of the Carpathian Mountains at Annunciation of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Church in Homer Glen, IL. Host Father Thomas J. Loya.

Broadcast 209 - "Orthodox, Uniates, Eastern Catholics, Roman Catholics...: Can We All Just Get Along?" Father Thomas J. Loya, Host

Broadcast 208 - "The Armenians - a 40th Anniversary Celebration of St. Vartran Armenian Cathedral in New York City". Guests Father Yeprem Kelegian and Oscar Tatosian. Host: Father Thomas J. Loya

Broadcast 207 - The Exultation of the Cross. Also News About a U.S. Concert Tour by Seminarians from Ukraine Guest: Jack Figel, Exec. Pdcr. Orientale Lumen Television. Host: Father Thomas J. Loya

Broadcast 206 - The Feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God. Also a Listener Asks About Differences Between East and West. Host: Father Thomas J. Loya

Broadcast 205 - "The Liturgical New Year". Guest: Katie Reide. Host: Father Thomas J. Loya

Broadcast 204 - "The Fourth Crusade". Guest: Brendan Roberts, Author Host: Father Thomas J. Loya

Broadcast 203 - "Recovering a Sacramental World View - Part IV of IV: "From a Scattering of Death to a Gathering of Life". Guest Host: Father Maximos. Also a phone call from Todd Smith, author of a Catholic adventure trilogy "A World Away", to Father Thomas J. Loya

Broadcast 202 - "Recovering a Sacramental World View - Part III of IV: The Sacraments and the Holy Spirit". Guest Host: Father Maximos

Broadcast 201 - "Recovering a Sacramental World View - Part II of IV: "Sacrament as Prayer" Guest Host: Father Maximos

Broadcast 200 - "Recovering a Sacramental World View - Part I of IV: Is a Sacrament a Thing or an Event?". Guest Host: Father Maximos

Broadcast 199 - Monks on the Move: A Monastery Reaches Out. Guests: Abbot Nicholas and Father Moses, Holy Resurrection Monastery, Newberry Springs, CA. Host: Father Thomas J. Loya

Broadcast 198 - Hermeneutic of Continuity: Dialogue between East and West. Guest: Abbot Nicholas, Holy Resurrection Monastery, Newberry Springs, CA. Host: Father Thomas J. Loya

Broadcast 197 - "Practical Ecumenism". Guest: Fr. Dorian Llewellyn, Interim Director, Huffington Ecumenical Institute. Guest Host: Father Maximos

Broadcast 196 - “Christians in Iraq”. Guests: Juliana Taimoorazy and Sabah Shamoon, Iraqi Christian Relief Committee. Host: Father Thomas J. Loya

Broadcast 195 - "Celebrities: from Radio Talk Show Hosts to the Saints of the Church." Co-hosts: Father Thomas J. Loya and Katie Gulas. Also Monks Cell 028: "Sacred Heart"

Broadcast 194 - Welcome Philadelphia! Gifts of the Eastern Churches. Co-Hosts: Father Thomas J. Loya and Katie Gulas

Broadcast 193 - From Fasting to Barbecuing: the Feast Days of the Eastern Churches. Co-hosts: Katie Gulas and Father Thomas J. Loya

Broadcast 192 - Going Green: How the Church Shows the Way. Co-Hosts: Father Thomas J. Loya and Katie Gulas. Also Monks Cell 027: "Fire and heat praise the Lord" (Father Maximos)

Broadcast 191 - Why You Should Listen to "Light of the East". Co-Hosts: Father Thomas J. Loya and Katie Gulas. Also Monks Cell 026: "Clunk" (Father Maximos)

Broadcast 190 - "To be a Human is to be a Saint": All-Saints Day, Eastern Style. Host: Father Thomas J. Loya. Also a phone call from Kaiie Gulas

Broadcast 189 - "Iron Fist Wrapped in Velvet": Commentary on the Pope's visit to the USA. Host: Father Thomas J. Loya. Tenor soloist: Mario Cassini. Also Monks Cell encore: "For Those Who Love Us... and Hate Us" (Father Maximos).

Broadcast 188 - "Ecumenical Encounters". Guests: Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancelor, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago and Bishop Vicken Aykazian, Diocesan Legate and Ecumenical Officer, Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. Host: Father Thomas J. Loya

Broadcast 187 - "Generations of Learning: An intergenerational, experiential method of teaching the Catholic faith". Guests: Frs. Joseph Loya, Alexsey Smith and George Appleyard. Host: Father Thomas J. Loya. Also Monks Cell 025: "Schism and Spirituality" (Fr. Maximos)

Broadcast 186 - "Byzantine Intrigue: A brief history of the Eastern Churches and Constantinople". Host: Father Thomas J. Loya

Broadcast 185 - "Not Either-Or, but Both-And: The Gift of Integration From the Eastern Churches". Also a phone call from Katie Gulas. Host: Father Thomas J. Loya

Broadcast 184 - "Come Follow Me: A Byzantine Approach to Evangelization and Disciple Making". Guest: author Fr. Justen Rose. Host: Father Maximos, Holy Resurrection Monastery, Newberry Springs, CA

Broadcast 183 - "Thomas Sunday: The Mystery of Turning Doubt Into Faith". Also the martyrdom of an Archbishop in Iraq. Host: Father Thomas J. Loya. Telephone Guest: Juliana Taimoorazy. And a visit from Katie Gulas.

Broadcast 182 - "Pascha: the sights, sounds and smells of a Byzantine Easter". Host: Father Thomas J. Loya. Plus Monks Cell 024: "Pause for Perserverence" (Father Maximos)

Broadcast 181 - Flowery Sunday: Liturgically Walking the Path to Calvary. Host: Father Thomas J. Loya. Plus Monks Cell Encore: "Christ Without the Church" (Father Maximos). And a phone call from Katie Gulas

Broadcast 180 - Kosovo Declares Independence and How That Impacts Eastern Christianity. Host: Father Thomas J. Loya. Guest: Liliana Naprata, Illinois Chapter - Serbian Unity Congress. Plus Monks Cell 023: "Obedience" (Father Maximos)

Broadcast 179 - Eastern Saints Show How Lenten Worship Can Change Us and the World. Also the First Annual Midwestern Catholic Prayer Breakfast. Host: Father Thomas J. Loya Plus Monks Cell 022: "Exile" (Father Maximos). Also calls from Katie Gulas and Sheila Liagminas.

Broadcast 178 - "Egypt to Australia to California: the Path to Monastic Life of Abbot Nicholas" Host: Father Maximos. Guest: Hieromonk Abbot Nicholas, Holy Resurrection Monastery, Newberry Springs, California.

Broadcast 177 - New Homeland Developments in the Byzantine Church. Host: Father Thomas J. Loya. Also: Monks Cell 021: "Detachmant" Part 2 (Father Maximos)

Broadcast 176 - A Very Byzantine Family: The Loyas (Part 2): The Schism. Host: Father Thomas J. Loya. Guests: Joseph Loya (father), Martha Loya (mother) and Aunt Martha Loya.

Broadcast 175 - Ladies Day: How young Eastern Catholic women witness their faith at home and abroad. Host: Katie the ByzanTEEN. Guests: Alexandra Fedosenko and Stephanie Gulas. Also Monks Cell 020: “Detachment” (Father Maximos).

Broadcast 174 - Helping the Process of Ecumenism: A Tribute to Archbishop Vsevolod of the Western Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, USA. Guest: Jack Fiegel. Also a visit by Katie Reide and Peg Brunk, Women's Center of Chicago. Plus Monks Cell 19: Monasticism for All (Father Maximos). And a phone call from Katie the ByzanTEEN

Broadcast 173 - The Orthodox Church In the Modern World. Host: Father Maximos Guest: His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas, Director, Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, Berkeley, CA. Also Monks Cell 18: Renunciation of Life

Broadcast 172 - The Orthodox Church in Asia. Host: Father Maximos. Guest: His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas, Director, Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute, Berkeley, CA

Broadcast 171 - The Persecution of Christians in Iraq. Guests: Members of the Iraqi Christian Relief Committee. Part 2 of 2. Also Monks Cell Encore: "For Those Who Love Us...and Hate Us" (Father Maximos)

Broadcast 170 - The Persecution of Christians in Iraq. Guests: Members of the Iraqi Christian Relief Committee: Part 1 of 2. Also Monks Cell 17: "Tinkerbell Faith" (Father Maximos)

Broadcast 169 - A Byzantine Christmas: Liturgies, Traditions and Music of the Season. Co-hosts: Father Thomas J. Loya and Katie the ByzanTEEN. Also Monks Cell 016: "When Augustus Reigned" (Father Maximos)

Broadcast 168 - A Very Byzantine Family: A Conversation with the Loyas: Part I

Broadcast 167 - An Eastern Monk Experiences the Tridentine Mass. Guest: Abbot Nicholas, Holy Resurrection Monastery, Newberry Springs, CA Also Monks Cell 15: "Christ Without the Church" (Father Maximos). And a phone call from Katie the ByzanTEEN: "Monastic Life on Campus"

Broadcast 166 - The Gulag Experience. Guest: Marislav Marinovich, Sr. Vice Rector, Ukrainian Catholic University and Director of the Institute of Religion and Society. Also Monks Cell 14: "God is Love" (Father Maximos). And a phone call from Katie the ByzanTEEN: "Essence or Substance?"

Broadcast 165 - 11/26/07 A Layman Defends Traditional Faith and Values. Guest: Jeff Davis, Founder and President, Minnesota Majority. Monks Cell 012 "You therefore must be perfect..." (Father Maximos). Also a call from Katie the ByzanTEEN: "Illini For Life"

Broadcast 164 - 11/18/07 Philip's Fast and Questions From Our Astute Listeners. Also Monks Cell 12: "Thanksgiving" (Father Maximos). And a call from Katie the ByzanTEEN: "Questions on Campus"

Broadcast 163 - 11/11/07 "The Culture of Death and Same Sex Attraction: On the Same Page." Guest: Glenn T. Stanton, Focus on the Family. Also Monks Cell 11: "Pre-Christmas Fasting" (Father Maximos)

Broadcast 162 - 11/04/07 The Church In War-Torn Iraq. Guests: Carson Lauffer, Heather Domanski and Bishop Ibrahim Ibrahim. Also Monks Cell 10: "Apatheia" (Father Maximos) And a phone call from Katie the ByzanTEEN ("Maine School")

Broadcast 161 - 10/28/07 A Visit With the Greek Catholic Union Guests: George Juba and Fred Petro. Also Monks Cell 09: "Prophesying to the Wind" (Father Maximos)

Broadcast 160 - 10/21/07 The Eastern Churches in Print and on TV. Guest: Jack Figel, Founder, Eastern Catholic Publications and Orientale Lumen Television. Also Monks Cell Encore "Matins" (Father Maximos). Plus a Phone Call from Katie the ByzanTEEN

Broadcast 159 - 10/14/07 Conflict in Kosovo and the Eastern Churches. Guest: Ljiljana Naprta, President Illinois Chapter, Serbian Unity Congress Also Monks Cell 08: "Unique Monasteries" (Father Maximos)

Broadcast 158 - 10/07/07 Pro-Life Sunday plus "Better By the Dozen Plus Two": Guests: Authors James and Kathleen Littleton. Also Monks Cell Encore: "Are you a monk?" (Father Maximos). And a phone call from Katie the ByzanTEEN

Broadcast 157 - 09/30/07 "Under Mary's Protecting Veil" plus Ecumenical Talks in Ravenna. Also Monks Cell 07: "October 1st" (Father Maximos). And a phone call from Katie the ByzanTEEN

Broadcast 156 - 09/22/07 St. John the Baptist: Feast of the Conception. "Eternal Memory: A Funeral for a Priest" (Reading: Tim Griffin). Also Monks Cell 06: "Sundays After the Cross" (Father Maximos). And a phone call from Katie the ByzanTEEN

Broadcast 155 - 09/16/07 "Feast Days and the Domestic Church" Guest: Gordon Dozier, author of "The 12 Great Feasts of the Messiah and the Mother of God". Also Monks Cell 05: "For Those Who Love Us--and Hate Us" with Father Maximos. Plus a phone call from Katie the ByzanTEEN

Broadcast 154 - 09/09/07 Bringing the Liturgy Home. Guest: Gordon Dozier, author of "The 12 Great Feasts of the Messiah and the Mother of God -- A Handbook For the Domestic Church". Also Monks Cell 04: "September 14th" with Father Maximos

Broadcast 153 - 09/02/07 "Dream Manager" Guest: Matthew Kelly Also Monks Cell 03: "Harry Potter and Evangelization" with Abbot Nicholas

Broadcast 152 - 08/26/07 "Eastern Spirituality vs. Pornography" Co-hosts: Father Thomas J. Loya and Katie the ByzanTEEN. Also "The Monks' Cell #2: Matins Was Very Hard This Morning" with Fr. Maximos

Broadcast 151 - 08/19/07 "The New Evangelizatiom Moves Into Cyberspace." Guest: Jeff Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO, Catholic Radio International. Also "The Monks' Cell: Are You a Monk?" (featuring Father Maximos, Holy Resurrection Monastery, Newberry Springs, CA). Co-hosts: Father Thomas J. Loya and Katie the ByzanTEEN

Broadcast 150 - 08/12/07 "The Fragility of the Faith in Slovakia" Guests: Sister Barbara Jean Mihalchick plus Seminarians Juraj Moscak and Jaroslav Gurovsky

Broadcast 149 - 08/05/07 "Holy Days: Obligation and Inspiration" Co-Hosts: Katie the ByzanTEEN and Father Thomas J. Loya

Broadcast 148 - 07/29/07 "An Extraordinary 'Ordinary' Week" and a visit with seminarians from Slovakia. Guests: Juraj Moscak and Jaroslav Gurovsky Co-Hosts: Katie the ByzanTEEN and Father Thomas J. Loya

Broadcast 147 - 07/22/07 Outrage Is a Positive Emotion: A Visit With Political Analyst Dick Morris. Co-hosts: Father Thomas J. Loya, Katie the ByzanTEEN and Katie Reidy

Broadcast 146 - 07/15/07 Councils, Heresies & Questions From Our Eastern Orthodox Brethren Guest: Katie the ByzanTEEN

Broadcast 145 - 07/08/07 Questions From Our Eastern Orthodox Brethren Guest: Katie the ByzanTEEN

Broadcast 144 - 07/01/07 "Pope Benedict XVI and the Eastern Churches" Guest: Katie the ByzanTEEN

Broadcast 143 - 06/24/07 "The Life of the Angels: Mad, Passionate Men of God" Guest: Abbot Nicholas, Holy Resurrection Monastery, Newberry Springs, CA

Broadcast 142 - 06/17/07 "Asceticism: Sex, Prayer and Deviant Priests” (book discussion) Guest: Abbot Nicholas, Holy Resurrection Monastery, Newberry Springs, CA

Broadcast 141 - 06/10/07 Questions from Listeners About the Eastern Catholic Churches. Guest: Katie the ByzanTEEN

Broadcast 140 - 06/03/07 Sunday of All Saints: Saints in Training Guest: Katie the ByzanTEEN

Broadcast 139 - 05/27/07 Pentecost Sunday Guests: Members of the Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study, St. Gilbert Parish, Grayslake, IL

Broadcast 138 - 05/20/07 Ecumenism Between East and West - Part 2. Guests: Dr. Antoine Arjakovsky, Dir. Institute of Ecumenical Studies, Ukrainian Catholic University and Nell Andrzejewski, Ukrainian Catholic Educational Foundation

Broadcast 137 - 05/13/07 Ecumenism Between East and West - Part 1. Guests: Dr. Antoine Arjakovsky, Dir. Institute of Ecumenical Studies, Ukrainian Catholic University and Nell Andrzejewski, Ukrainian Catholic Educational Foundation

Broadcast 136 - 05/06/07 Byzantine Church Youth. Host: Katie the ByzanTEEN Guests: The Bishop of Parma: His Grace John Kudrick and Jenny Forkal

Broadcast 135 - 04/29/07 "Christians in the Line of Fire: The Maronites of Lebanon" (Part 3 of 3)

Broadcast 134 - 04/23/07 "Christians In the Line of Fire: the Maronites of Lebanon" (Part 2 of 3)

Broadcast 133 - 04/15/07 "Christians in the Line of Fire: the Maronites of Lebanon" Guest: Bishop Gregory Mansour, Maronite Eparchy of Brooklyn NY (Part 1 of 3)

Broadcast 132 - 04/08/07 "Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!": Pascha (Easter). Guest: Katie the ByzanTEEN

Broadcast 131 - 04/01/07 Flowery Sunday (Palm Sunday): The Bridegroom Comes. Guest: Katie the ByzanTEEN

Broadcast 130 - 03/18/07 Triply Blessed: Sunday, the Great Fast and the Feast of the Annunciation. Voices: Art Clifton and Cherie Trentine

Broadcast 129 - 03/18/07 "Theology in Color". Guests: Nicholas Loya and Christine Uvegas of Eikona Studios - Cleveland, OH

Broadcast 128 - 03/11/07 More Heresy in the Media: "The Jesus Family Crypt" and The Great Fast: Fighting the Tyranny of Lust

Broadcast 127 - 03/04/07 The Great Fast - Fighting the Tyranny of Our Passions: Gluttony

Broadcast 126 - 02/25/07 "Becoming a Living Icon of Christ: In the Front Lines of the Battle For Purity of Heart" Guests: "Sara", Sr. Celeste Strohmayer and Linda Parker

Broadcast 125 - 02/18/07 "The Flowering of Repentance: Cheesefare Sunday & the Great Fast" Co-host: Katie the ByzanTEEN. Voice of Adam: Art Clifton

Broadcast 124 - 02/11/07 Bay City V (conclusion): A Visit With Michigan Eastern Catholic Friends

Broadcast 123 - 02/04/07 Bay City Part IV: The diverse voice of the Western Catholic Church

Broadcast 122 - 01/28/07 Bay City, Michgan Part III: A Visit With Our Friends in Catholic Media

Broadcast 121 - 01/21/07 Bay City, Michgan Part II: A Visit With Catholics United For the Faith (CUF) (Conclusion)

Broadcast 120 - 01/14/07 Bay City, Michgan Part I: A Visit With Catholics United For the Faith (CUF) (Beginning)

Broadcast 119 - 01/07/07 "Theophany: Liturgical High Drama" Readings: Fr. Thomas J. Loya, Mary Ellen Haber, Art Clifton

Broadcast 118 - 12/31/06 Byzantine Catholic Christmas and Teaching the Theology of the Body in Europe. Host: Katie the ByzanTEEN Guests: Fr. Thomas J. Loya plus Anastasia and Peter Northrop - Theology of the Body International Alliance (TOBIA)

Broadcast 117 - 12/25/06 The Sounds of a Byzantine Catholic Christmas

Broadcast 116 - 12/17/06 "St. Anastasia and Memories of Byzantine Christmases" Guest: ByzanTEEN Katie

Broadcast 115 - 12/10/06 "St. Nicholas and REALLY Preparing for Christmas" Guest: ByzanTEEN Katie

Broadcast 114 - 12/03/06 "Encounter With the Eastern Catholic Churches, Part 4." Guests: Fr. Abbot Nicholas-Holy Resurrection Monastery, CA; Fr Elias Rafaj, Houston TX; The Melkites: Most Rev Nicholas J. Samra-Titular Bishop of Gerasa-Warren MI and Fr. Robert Rabat, Newton MA

Broadcast 113 - 11/26/06 "Encounter With the Eastern Catholic Churches, Part 3." Guest: Christopher Dekki, Student - St. John's University

Broadcast 112 - 11/19/06 "Encounter With the Eastern Catholic Churches, Part 2." Guests: Patriarch Cardinal Lubomyr Husar and Francis Cardinal George

Broadcast 111 - 11/12/06 "Encounter with the Eastern Catholic Churches of the United States and Canada, Part 1." Guest: Fr. Andriy Chirovsky, Founder and Director of the Sheptytsky Instiute and Professor of Eastern Christian Theology and Spirituality, St. Paul University, Ottawa, Canada

Broadcast 110 - 11/05/06 Eastern Churches' Spirituality and the Environment

Broadcast 109 - 10/29/06 "To Be Human Is To Be a Saint--To be a Saint Is To Be Human"

Broadcast 108 - 10/22/06 A New English Translation of the Theology of the Body. Guest: Dr. Michael Waldstein, Director Of The International Theological Institute For Studies on Marriage and the Family, Gaming, Austria

Broadcast 107 - 10/15/06 "Getting a Dating License" Guests: Dave Sloan and Jennifer Kilfin

Broadcast 106 - 10/08/06 "A Visit from the Syrian Orthodox Church" Guest: Very Rev. Fr. Mouris Amsih

Broadcast 105 - 10/01/06 "Being Protected by the Mother of God". Guest: Katie Riedy

Broadcast 104 - 09/24/06 "The Wisdom of the Cross: Redirecting Passion Towards the Good" Guest: Andrea Gallo

Broadcast 103 - 09/17/06 "Reuniting East with West: Getting the Talks Back on Track"

Broadcast 102 - 09/10/06 "Inculturating the Gospel: the Ukraine Experience" Guests: Incarnate Word Sister Maria Madre Virgin, Eugene Demianczuk and ByzanTEEN Katie

Broadcast 101 - 09/03/06 "The Gifts of the Eastern Churches and the Mystery of Being Male and Female". Guest: Andrea Gallo, Youth Director at St. Isidore Parish, Bloomingdale, IL

Broadcast 100 - 08/27/06 "Letting Our Souls Catch Up With Us: the Eastern Churches in the Post-Communist Era." Guest: Sister Barbara Jean Mihalchick, OSBM, Sisters of St. Basil the Great, Mount St. Macrina, Uniontown, PA

Broadcast 99 - 08/20/06 "A ByzanTEEN Reflects on the Mother of God". Guest host: Katie, the ByzanTEEN

Broadcast 98 - 08/13/06 "The Eastern Churches Under Communism" Guest: Sr. Barbara Jean Mihalchick, OSBM, Sisters of St. Basil the Great, Mount St. Macrina, Uniontown, PA

Broadcast 97 - 08/06/06 "A Report from the 2006 ByzanTEEN Youth Rally". Guests: Three ByzanTEENS: two Katies and Adam

Broadcast 96 - 07/30/06 "Reunion with the Orthodox Church: The Impossible Dream?" Plus another special tribute to Fr. Peter Mary Rookey and his 65th anniversary of Ordination.

Broadcast 95 - 07/23/06 "Insights into the Eastern Mind: Commentary on Fallen Mankind and the Middle East Conflict." Plus another tribute to Father Peter Mary Rookey and his 65th Anniversary of Ordination.

Broadcast 94 - 07/16/06 "theology: From Golf to Recycled Heresies" with ByzanTEEN Katy and guest Andrea Gallo. Plus a special tribute to Fr. Peter Mary Rookey and his 65th anniversary of Ordination.

Broadcast 93 - 07/09/06 Young People ask Questions About the Byzantine Catholic Church w/ ByzanTEENS Cherie and Katy

Broadcast 92 - 07/02/06 A visit with the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Chicago. Guests: Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath, Rev. George Madathiparampil (Vicar General) and Rev. Dr. Roy Joseph Kaduppil (Chancellor)

Broadcast 91 - 06/25/06 Peter and Paul: the Twin Pillars of the Church. Also: "True Freedom Comes Through Discipline". Guests: ByzanTEENS Nate and Tom

Broadcast 90 - 06/18/06 Preparations for the Feasts of SS. Peter and Paul (June 29) and St. John the Baptist (June 24) Also "What the Eastern Churches Have to Say About Today's Hot Button Issues" (same sex marriage). Guest: ByzanTEEN Katie

Broadcast 89 - 06/11/06 All Saints Sunday. "A Saint is Just an Ordinary Human Being": w/ ByzanTEEN Katie

Broadcast 88 - 06/04/06 Feast Day of Pentecost and The Naturally Charismatic Eastern Churches. Guests: ByzanTEENS Katie and Nate

Broadcast 87 - 05/28/06 "Recycled Heresies and Debunking the DaVinci Code;" Guests: ByzanTEENS Katie and Nate

Broadcast 86 - 05/21/06 "Young People Lead the Way to the New Evangelization" Guest: Katy Goulas

Broadcast 85 - 05/14/06 Chastity Formation From Early Childhood” Guests: Katrina Zeno, Katie Reidy and Julie Silva

Broadcast 84 - 05/07/06 The Feast of Saints Cyril/Methodias and A tribute to the faith of the Slavic people. Guest: Fr. Marek Visonovsky

Broadcast 83 - 04/30/06 "The Myrrh-bearing Women: The special receptivity of women." Guests: "The Two Katies"

Broadcast 82 - 04/23/06 Easter Greetings to our Eastern Orthodox Friends and “Thomas Sunday: A lack of faith gives way to a certainty of faith”

Broadcast 81 - 04/16/06 "Pascha (Easter): Christ is Risen!"

Broadcast 80 - 04/09/06 "The ByzanTEENS Walk With Jesus to Calvary: Great (Holy) Week in the Byzantine Catholic Church." Guest: Katie Goulas

Broadcast 79 - 04/02/06 “John Paul the Great: A tribute on the anniversary of his death" by members of the John Paul II Generation

Broadcast 78 - 03/26/06 “Over 200 Prostrations: the Eastern Approach to Lent” and a visit by members of the Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Choirs

Broadcast 77 - 03/19/06 "Veneration of the Cross and Venerable Music: Training Cantors for the Divine Liturgy”. Guest: Michael Thompson, Professor of Ecclesiastical Chant, SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA

Broadcast 76 - 03/12/06 "Returning to Our Father's House: Spiritual, Emotional and Physical Fatherhood". Guest: Father Nicholas, Abbot, Holy Resurrection Monastery, Newberry Springs, CA

Broadcast 75 - 03/05/06 "The Triumph of Holy Images" and A Look Inside the Seminary. Guest: Fr. Jack Custer, Professor and Dean of Academic Studies, Ss. Cyril & Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary

Broadcast 74 - 02/26/06 “Defining Marriage (continued)” and “Preparation for the Great Fast: Cheesefare (Forgiveness Sunday)”

Broadcast 73 - 02/19/06 "Mardi Gras - Byzantine Style", "Defining Marriage" and "Love: Dying to Self and Rising to the Needs of Others"

Broadcast 72 - 02/12/06 "The Prodigal Son: Youth in God's Plan". Guest: Sister Celeste Strohmeyer, Director of Youth Ministry, Archeparchy of Pittsburgh

Broadcast 71 - 02/05/06 "The Super Bowl Byzantine Style: How Our Liturgy Becomes Part of Our Life" Guest: Father David Petras, Professor of Liturgy, St. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA

Broadcast 70 - 01/29/06 "The Contraceptive Society & Abortion: the Sacrament of the Culture of Death". Guest: Katie Riedy

Broadcast 69 - 01/22/06 Christian Disunity: Differences between the Eastern Catholic Churches and the Eastern Orthodox Churches. Guest: Hiermonk Gregory Woolfendon

Broadcast 68 - 01/15/06 The Bittersweet Journey of Young Adulthood

Broadcast 67 - 01/08/06 The Feast of Theophany (Epiphany). Guests: The ByzanTEENS

Broadcast 66 - 01/01/06 Happy New Year! A New Look at Byzantine Catholic Liturgical Music. Guest: Michael Thompson, Professor of Ecclesiastical Chant, SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA

Broadcast 65 - 12/25/05 Christmas special with guest and best-selling author Matthew Kelly and music performed by the Annunciation Byzantine Catholic choir.

Broadcast 64 - 12/18/05 Hello Pittsburgh and Re-introduction of Light of the East Radio: Theology of the Body and the Ten Gifts from the East to the West.

Broadcast 63 - 12/11/05 "East and West: Sign of the Cross and the Immaculate Conception" and Ladies Day at Light of the East.

Broadcast 62 - 12/04/05 "A visit from St. Nicholas" & Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, Diocese of San Diego, CA

Broadcast 61 - 11/27/05 "Keeping Our Children Safe"

Broadcast 60 - 11/20/05 "Prayer: Intimacy with God"

Broadcast 59 - 11/13/05 "The Golden Mouth: St. John Chrysostom and Celibacy in Marriage"

Broadcast 58 - 11/06/05 "The Eucharist"

Broadcast 57 - 10/30/05 "Controversies, Councils and Barfights: How our church's fathers' teachings are relevant for our time."

Broadcast 56 - 10/23/05 "Wisdom! Be Attentive!: The Role of the Deaconate in the Byzantine Catholic Church"

Broadcast 55 - 10/16/05 "The Nuptial Mystery: The Fundamental Element of Human Existance and the World"

Broadcast 54 - 10/09/05 "On Fire for the Lord: The New Evangelization"

Broadcast 53 - 10/02/05 "Happy Anniversary: Our First!"

Broadcast 52 - 09/25/05 "The Spirit of Giving"

Broadcast 51 - 09/18/05 "The Cross"

Broadcast 50 - 09/11/05 "Pani" and "the Greatest Woman of All."

Broadcast 49 - 09/04/05 "Icons": Theology in Color.

Broadcast 47 - 08/21/05 "Theosis": Music performed by the Annunciation Byzantine Catholic choir. Timothy Woods, director.

Broadcast 46 - 08/14/05 "Simple Questions from a Young Listener" with guest Father Mazimos, Byzantine Catholic Monk, Holy Resurrection Monastery, Newberry Springs, CA. Meditation by Sally Robb: "T-shirt Christianity."

Broadcast 45 - 08/07/05 "Heroic Holiness" with guest Sally Robb, program host on Relevant Radio. Meditation by Sally Robb: "Saints in the Bunker."

Broadcast 44 - 07/31/05 "Facing the Truth" with guest Eric Scheidler, Communications Director with the Pro Life Action League.

Broadcast 43 - 07/24/05

Broadcast 42 - 07/17/05

Broadcast 41 - 07/10/05

Broadcast 40 - 07/03/05

Broadcast 39 - 06/26/05

Broadcast 38 - 06/19/05

Broadcast 37 - 06/12/05

Broadcast 36 - 06/05/05

Broadcast 35 - 05/29/05

Broadcast 34 - 05/22/05

Broadcast 33 - 05/15/05

Broadcast 32 - 05/08/05

Broadcast 31 - 05/01/05 A tribute to Pope Benedict XVI & a hot button issue question from a reader about married priests

Broadcast 30 - 4/24/04 Report from St. Peter's Square (Guest: Katie Reidy, Women’s Center of Greater Chicagoland)

Broadcast 29 - 4/17/04 “The Greatest”: Father Thomas Loya’s personal recollections of Pope John Paul II

Broadcast 28 - 04/10/05 The Myrrh-Bearing Women & Music from the liturgical calendar (presented by Art Clifton, producer, Light of the East)

Broadcast 27 - 04/03/05 (pre-empted - actually broadcast 04/04/05) Pascha: Bright Week/Easter Foods (Guest: Katie Reidy, Womens Center of Greater Chicagoland)

Broadcast 26 - 03/27/05 Pascha: Christ is Risen! & discussion: Terri Schiavo - Lessons on the Culture of Death (with Art Clifton, producer, Light of the East)

Broadcast 25 - 03/20/05 The Great Week: "The Week of the Bridegroom" & interview with a married priest (Guest: Fr. Mykhailo Kuzma, Pastor, Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church, Palatine, Illinois)

Broadcast 24 - 03/13/05 The Great Fast: “Tyranny of Passions” & Byzantine Christian Great Books College (Guest: John Wiesner, member of St. George Byzantine Catholic Church, Aurora, IL; Co-founder, Transfiguration College, also in Aurora)

Broadcast 23 - 03/06/05 Theology of the Body Part 8: The Great Fast: “Celibacy: the Ladder of Ascent of St. John Climacus”

Broadcast 22 - 02/27/05 Theology of the Body Part 7: "An Adequate Anthropology - Eschatological Man" & Music from the Ukrainian Greek Church (Guest: Ross Smyk, Conductor, Krylos Choir of the St. Vladoymyr & Olga Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Chicago, IL)

Broadcast 21 - 02/20/05 A Bright Sadness & Theology of the Body Part 6: The temptation of Eve -- where was Adam?

Broadcast 20 - 02/13/05 Theology of the Body Part 5: Woman as archetype of the whole human race (Guest: Katie Reidy, Women’s Center of Greater Chicagoland)

Broadcast 19 - 02/06/05 “Super Soul Sunday”. The Great Fast & Theology of the Body Part 4: Why men love football so much

Broadcast 18 - 01/30/05 Theology of the Body Part 3: The nuptial mystery

Broadcast 17 - 01/23/05 Theology of the Body Part 2: An “adequate anthropology” -- making the invisible mystery visible

Broadcast 16 - 01/16/05 Ten Gifts of the Eastern Catholic Church: Recap (Music: “God Grant You Many Years”) & Theology of the Body Part 1: Introduction - Complimentarity

Broadcast 15 - 01/09/05 Ten Gifts of the Eastern Catholic Church: #10 “Eastern Liturgy” (Guests: The ByzanTEENS of Annunciation Parish: Tracy Dorencz, Alexandra & Natasha Fedosenko, Anna & Nathan Hicks, Katie Kenes, Richard Norley. Catherine Baranko, Coordinator)

Broadcast 14 - 01/02/05 Ten Gifts of the Eastern Catholic Church: #9 “Prayer”

Broadcast 13 - 12/26/04 The Divine Incarnation (Christmas) & Ten Gifts of the Eastern Catholic Church: #8 “Divinization - What it means to be fully human”

Broadcast 12 - 12/19/04 Music of the Eastern Churches (Guest: Cantors Nick Lazanich & Timothy Woods)

Broadcast 11 - 12/12/04 Ten Gifts of the Eastern Catholic Church: #7 “Contemplation” & Guest: His Grace John Kudrick, Bishop, Eparchy of Parma

Broadcast 10 - 12/05/04 The Story of St. Nicholas & Great Books (Guest: Redd Griffin)

Broadcast 09 - 11/28/04 Ten Gifts of the Eastern Catholic Church: #6 “Monasticism” (Guest: Father Nicholas, Abbot of Holy Resurrection Monastery, Newberry Springs, California)

Broadcast 08 - 11/21/04 Ten Gifts of the Eastern Catholic Church: #5 “The Trinity”

Broadcast 07 - 11/14/04 Eastern Advent: Philip’s Fast & Ten Gifts of the Eastern Catholic Church: #4 “Mystery”

Broadcast 06 - 11/07/04 Our Story (Guest: Matthew Kelly)

Broadcast 05 - 10/31/04 Unity & Ten Gifts of the Eastern Catholic Church: #3 “Transcendence of God”

Broadcast 04 - 10/24/04 Ten Gifts of the Eastern Catholic Church: #2 “Eastern churches’ influence on Vatican II”

Broadcast 03 - 10/17/04 What does “Byzantine” mean? & A Witness to Our Faith (Guest: Professor Carson Daniel Lauffer, teacher in Theology, Church History and World Religions at University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL; and as an adjunct in Comparative Religion, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL)

Broadcast 02 - 10/10/04 Our parish (Guest: Art Clifton) & Ten Gifts of the Eastern Catholic Church: #1 “Bigger is not necessarily ‘better’”

Broadcast 01 - 10/03/04 Introduction - early history “The Great Schism”

 

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