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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.

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 theTiny 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)



LIGHTEAST647 - Moving Beyond Fallen Passions

02-13-2017 (62.95 MB)

The Lenten disciplines of fasting along with the wisdom of spiritmasters and the art, prayer and liturgy of the Church can help move us beyond the passions of lust and addiction to pornography.

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



LIGHTEAST646 - Are You Having Anger Issues

02-07-2017 (62.95 MB)

Are you having anger issues? The wisdom of the Eastern Christian spiritual masters and the best of modern psychology can help with this and other fallen passions.

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



LIGHTEAST645 - The Plight of Suffering Christians

01-31-2017 (62.9 MB)

Our guest, Jeff Gardner of the Picture Christians Project, will give us an unique and seldom seen vision of the deep human level of suffering of our fellow Christians of the Middle East

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



LIGHTEAST644 - Passion and Desires

01-25-2017 (62.9 MB)

Passion and desires are commonly defined by their disordered condition. It is the rhythm and inner dynamism ot the Liturgical life that provides a more positive view of our passions.

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



LIGHTEAST641 - Don't Celebrate the Incarnation of Christ Experience It

01-18-2017 (62.95 MB)

Although the event of the Nativity of Christ has past, the Incarnational reality continues to unfold and it is through the Church that we do not just celebrate but actually experience this reality.

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



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