True Light is the podcast of the Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies in the University of Toronto. It is meant to help Christians deepen their faith by exploring the spiritual treasures of the Churches of the East as a form of adult catechesis. Following the seasonal influence of the liturgical calendar, and using as an informal syllabus the Catechism of the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church, we will delve into topics such as prayer, holy mysteries, icons, as well as social justice and morality -- seeking to shed new light on our Faith in the Incarnate Christ!
SingCon2020 - mini-episode 3
In this mini-episode, True Light speaks with Chicago-based journalist, Julian Hayda, about the Cubs, competing visions for the future of the Church and the all-encompassing nature of liturgical prayer.
SingCon2020 - mini-episode 2
In this mini-episode, Landon Coleman speaks to composer Roman Hurko, about his work, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and liturgical singing.
SingCon2020 - mini-episode 1
In this mini-episode, Landon Coleman speaks to Presbytera Melita Mudri-Zubacz, musician and theologian, about SingCon2020.
From Vision into Action - A New Director at MASI
In this episode, Landon Coleman interviews Fr. Alexander Laschuk JCD, PhD.
Fr. Alex is the new interim executive director of MASI and he shares his vision for the Institute, the future of the UGCC, and ecumenical work with True Light. Fr. Alex challenges us to get back into our parishes post-COVID-19, pray for the Church and live out the Gospel!
Exploring Our Liturgical Roots to Revive Today's Church
In this episode, Landon and Lara Coleman are joined by Fr. Deacon Daniel Galadza (PhD).
He shares elements of his research which focuses on the historical development of liturgy, and his hopes to restore our liturgical practices to allow their full catechetical and transformative potential.
Encountering the Word - in Holy Scripture, in Holy Mysteries, with the Church
In this episode, we hear from Fr Matthew Francis, OCA pastor of Holy Apostles Mission Station in Chilliwack BC and member of the Canadian Bible Society enthusiastically shares his love of Holy Scripture - the very Word of God, who is revealed to us in Jesus Christ.
Like the Ethiopian eunuch and the disciples of Emmaus before us, he encourages us to thirst for this knowledge of God brought to us by Scripture and for which we need the Church to guide us.