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Welcome to The Light Of The East with Father Thomas Loya.

This unique program reveals how the riches of the Eastern Catholic Churches - their liturgies, spirituality and relevancy - are a gift to the whole Church and to today's world.

Light of the East 657 - The Myrr Bearing Women

04-26-2017 (62.9 MB)

It was Providential that women were the first to hear of Christ's Resurrection. In their example, together with Joseph of Arimathea, we learn much about our own relationship to the Body of Christ

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Duration: 27:29 m - Filetype: mp3 (320 kbps 44100 Hz)



Light of the East 656 - Thomas Sunday - My Lord and My God

04-26-2017 (62.95 MB)

The prayer of Eastern Liturgy takes us on a pilgrimage where through the doubt and proclamation of the Apostle Thomas we too will cry out, "My Lord and my God!"

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Duration: 27:30 m - Filetype: mp3 (320 kbps 44100 Hz)



LIGHTEAST655 - This is the Day of the Resurrection

04-11-2017 (62.9 MB)

This is the Resurrection day! During the Byzantine Matins service, the Church becomes the empty tomb and we become the women at the tomb who proclaim... Christ is risen!

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Duration: 27:29 m - Filetype: mp3 (320 kbps 44100 Hz)



LIGHTEAST654 - Holy Week - The Week of the Bridegroom

04-06-2017 (62.95 MB)

The rich Liturgical experience of Holy Week, also known as the "Week of the Bridegroom" immerses us into the days of Christ's earthly life. Through the Liturgy, Christ's events become our events.

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Duration: 27:30 m - Filetype: mp3 (320 kbps 44100 Hz)



LIGHTEAST653 - The Story of St Mary of Egypt and Abba Zossimos

03-29-2017 (62.9 MB)

On the Fifth Sunday of Lent in the Byzantine Liturgical Calendar, it takes the story of desert woman and the priest that found her to to tell us about our deepest desires.

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Duration: 27:29 m - Filetype: mp3 (320 kbps 44100 Hz)



LIGHTEAST652 - The Feast of the Annunciation

03-22-2017 (62.95 MB)

The Feast of the Annunciation of the Mother of God is never overshadowed even during the Great Fast. One parish named for this feast is a witness to the relevancy of Eastern Christian Spirituality.

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Duration: 27:30 m - Filetype: mp3 (320 kbps 44100 Hz)



LIGHTEAST651R - Are the Tiny Eastern rite Churches Relevant in a Modern Western World

03-14-2017 (63.01 MB)

St. John Paul II said that the Church breathes with both lungs East and West. But why did this come to be? Are the tiny Easter rite churches relevant in a modern western world?

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Duration: 27:32 m - Filetype: mp3 (320 kbps 44100 Hz)



LIGHTEAST650 - Explaining Hesychism the Spitituality of Inward Stillness

03-09-2017 (62.95 MB)

St. Gregory Palamas, a 14th century Byzantine saint introduced the spirituality of inward stillness know as hesychism. To explain this word will require the introduction of other uncommon words from Eastern Christian spirituality.

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Duration: 27:30 m - Filetype: mp3 (320 kbps 44100 Hz)



LIGHTEAST649 - A Holy Image Can Draw Us to God

03-01-2017 (62.95 MB)

If a photo can help draw us into the memory and reality of a loved one, then how much more so can a holy image draw us to God and all of the saints.

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Duration: 27:30 m - Filetype: mp3 (320 kbps 44100 Hz)



LIGHTEAST648 - The Season of the Great Fast the Bright Sadness

02-21-2017 (62.95 MB)

The Season of the Great Fast is upon us, It is the flowering of repentance. Prayer, fasting and charity well be our guides as we journey from exile back to our Father's house.

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Duration: 27:30 m - Filetype: mp3 (320 kbps 44100 Hz)



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