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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.

LIGHTEAST678 - Byzantine Iconography

09-19-2017 (62.99 MB)

Although the term "Icon" is being used more commonly today, Byzantine Iconography is a specific art form whose real value lies first in knowing the why behind the line, color and compostion and interior principles.

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



LIGHTEAST677 - Exultation of the Cross

09-15-2017 (62.98 MB)

Both lungs of the Church, East and West, converge in their observance of the Feast of the Exultation of the Cross. A feast with historical significance, it is invaluable in its theological significance for the Church and for us personally.

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



LIGHTEAST676 - Eastern and Western Churches

09-07-2017 (62.98 MB)

Devotional practices between the Eastern and Western lungs of the Church are often different from each other yet they arrive at the same point. These differences are not deficits but rather, complements.

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



LIGHTEAST675 - A Pilgrimage is More Than a Journey With a Destination

08-31-2017 (62.97 MB)

A pilgrimage is more than a journey with a destination. It is an essential aspect of prayer and spirtituality. A timely and urgent place of pilgrimage today is Fatima.

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Light of the East 674 - The Image Which Was Not Made With Human Hands

08-22-2017 (62.97 MB)

If a man made symbol, such as the flag of a nation can inspire people even in battle, how much could an image inspire which was not made with human hands.

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LIGHTEAST673 - The Virtue of Humility

08-15-2017 (62.97 MB)

Of all of the virtues that belonged to the desert spiritual masters of the Christian East, one virtue in particular is the most characteristic and far too scarce in our modern age - humility.

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LIGHTEAST672 - The Autumns of Our Lives

08-09-2017 (62.96 MB)

Like the Autumn season that approaches, we too have moments of dying away. Eastern Christian spirituality has something that can help us negotiate through the Autumns of our lives.

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



LIGHTEAST671 - The Feast of Our Lord's Transfiguration

08-03-2017 (62.96 MB)

Living in the "real world" is not about living in pain and hardship. The Feast of Our Lord's Transfiguration is our immersion into the "real world" and it is a glorious one indeed.

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



LIGHTEAST670 - The Dormition or Ascention of the Mother of God

07-27-2017 (62.96 MB)

As a child runs to Mommy for consolation, many in the Eastern lung of the Church pray the Paraklisis service, or the office of Consolation, in preparation for the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God.

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



LIGHTEAST669 -That All Might Be One

07-21-2017 (62.92 MB)

When our Lord Ascended to Heaven the Apostles were gathered in unity to witness this event. That all might be one is still the desire of our Lord, the nature of Christianity and the mission of Light of the East.

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



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