to The Light Of
The East with Father Thomas Loya. This unique program reveals
the riches of the Eastern Catholic Churches - their liturgies,
spirituality and relevancy - are a gift to the whole Church and to
This Week on The Light
East #495: The Cross
March 18, 2014 - On the Third Sunday of Lent, we venerate the Cross
which stands in the middle between heaven and earth, but also in the
middle of many Eastern Churches.
East #493: The Sunday of Orthodoxy
March 4, 2014 - The first Sunday of Lent commemorates the
vindication of the ancient practice of the veneration of icons. To
appreciate this, we will turn to the writings of a pope from the
Western Lung of the Church.
February 25, 2014 - The Bright Sadness is now upon us as we
and seek God's forgiveness. We will fast and ask forgiveness of one
another in the very moving evening service of the Forgiveness Vespers.
East #489: Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee
February 4, 2014 - On this Sunday of the Publican and the
Pharisee, we will listen to the stirring in the hearts of a publican, a
prisoner and a Catholic Cardinal, the young people of the Ukraine and
the Church that breathes with both lungs.
East #481: The Sunday of the
December 10, 2013 - It's the Sunday of the Holy Patriarchs and we'll
look at the words of a recent Patriarch, Pope Francis, whose document
is of particular interest to the Eastern churches, both Catholic and
East #480: The Feast of the
December 3, 2013 - The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, or
they say in the East, the Conception of the Mother of God in the womb
of St. Anne. It's a different emphasis, but they both arrive at the
November 12, 2013 - Morning Prayer belongs to the tradition of the
Church, both East and West. But the development of Morning Prayer,
called matins or orthros, in the Byzantine Catholic tradition, is rich,
complex and meaningful.
October 29, 2013 - We approach the season of the observation of Our
Lord's Incarnation by preparing through fasting, charity and prayer.
The Vespers service is the evening prayer of the Byzantine Catholic
Church, an ancient prayer of Light, immersing us into the rhythm of
East #473: The Eastern
Churches and the Roman Catholic Church
October 15, 2013 - The Eastern Churches and the Roman Catholic Church
may differ in emphasis, style and expression, but they all ultimately
converge at the same point. We will look at how this happens and some
of the issues that divide.
East #465: The Eastern
Catholic Churches Shine Brighter
August 20, 2013 - The Eastern Catholic Churches need to let
light shine from under their bushels. We look at how the Eastern
Catholic Churches can look at their own gifts and gain greater
confidence in their gifts.
East #463: Wink... Wink...
"Oh, Come On!"
August 6, 2013 - Oh come on, let's be a little more honest
We examine an article that suggests the Eastern and Western lungs of
the Church hold each other accountable to their Ecumenical histories.
July 16, 2013 - We discuss how the Eastern and Western lungs
the Church meet at the Theological Institute in Trumau, Austria with
special guest, Anastasia Northrup of TOBIA, the Theology of the Body
East #458: The
Eucharist, Part 4
July 2, 2013 - The calling down of the Holy Spirit and the
Eucharistic prayer of the Byzantine Catholic Church occurs after the
words of institution and we ask the Holy Spirit to change us and then
the gifts lying before us.