The Brandon Harvey Podcast

The Brandon Harvey Podcast

Brandon Harvey teaches higher ed theological courses on the sacraments, the Sacred Liturgy, and is also passionate about biblical studies. The podcast episodes are meant to provide assistance for theology students.


June 25, 2020 4 mins

It is important to use sources when interpreting Scripture in a research paper. But what if you do not own a set of Bible Commentaries and you do not have access to a library? Find out how to find free Bible Commentary sources for your next research paper. 

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What is the relationship between the biblical rituals of Old and New Testaments to the events of Salvation History? 

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Discover how Mass was celebrated by the pope in 750 A.D. 

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This episode looks at the theology of "sacrifice" from the perspective of the Cain and Abel story in Genesis 4.

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Here is an introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls, their parallels with Baptism and the Eucharist, and suggested reading. 

This podcast is by Brandon Harvey. 

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July 13, 2020 6 mins

Explore three terms and how they relate to the sacraments: Epiclesis, Anamnesis, and Consecration. I don't go deep into any of these realities but provide enough of an introduction to assist the direction of your study of the sacraments.

This episode is by Brandon Harvey.

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Using Saint Isidore of Seville as a starting point, the Liturgy of the Hours is briefly explored in relation to the fixed hours of prayer in Daniel, its sacrificial association, Trinitarian orientation, and connection to the mysteries of Christ. 

There is one problem in the audio, a word is left out in a quote. It should have been: "because the Holy Spirit descended to earth at the third hour" (De Ecclesiasticis ...

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This podcast episode explores the reasons why Confirmation cannot be considered an affirmation of baptism for those baptized as infants and looks at the liturgical celebration of Confirmation to emphasize the proper theology of the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

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September 2, 2020 5 mins

This podcast episode reviews the expectations for citations in your writing and academic work. It is not meant to replace the other resources for following MLA but is meant to reinforce them. 

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September 4, 2020 7 mins

This podcast episode examines the study of theology as it relates to Divine Revelation, Scripture, Prayer, the Sacred Liturgy, and the Magisterium.

A quote from the Catechism:

"The Fathers of the Church distinguish between theology (theologia) and economy (oikonomia). "Theology" refers to the mystery of God's inmost life within the Blessed Trinity and "economy" to all the works by wh...

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The synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke) and John's gospel seem to indicate a different dating for the Passover sacrifice. The synoptic's emphasize Holy Thursday and John seems to emphasize Good Friday. How is this resolved?

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September 6, 2020 4 mins

This podcast episode looks at the treatment of the Liturgy of the Hours within the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The goal is for this to provide a foundational theological understanding of the Liturgy of the Hours to assist with the praying of the Liturgy of the Hours. 

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This episode serves as a reminder that when we celebrate the Sacred Liturgy there are heavenly participants alongside us.

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September 11, 2020 4 mins

Jesus is a priest in the order of Melchizedek. What was Melchizedek's sacrificial offering? How does this relate to Jesus in light of Hebrews 10? Find out...

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This podcast looks at some of the items concerning the CCC and the 4 Pillars to emphasize particular points that you will discover in your CCC reading/work. 

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September 21, 2020 10 mins

Discover the background of Tertullian and his words on persecution, Christian Initiation, and what we would now call the "Liturgy of the Hours."

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Explore a summary of Aquinas 5 ways, his insights into a church building, and the consecration of sacred vessels. 

On the 5 ways: ST I, q. 2, a. 1-3.
On the respective liturgical rites: ST III, q. 83, a. 1-6.  

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October 5, 2020 2 mins

Discover how Hebrews 8 speaks of Jesus as the Liturgist who carried out our work of redemption and has gifted us New Covenant liturgies. 

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In this audio mini-lecture we look at some highlights in our reading of Saint Francis deSales and insights into the experience of Mass at that time. 

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This podcast is a brief overview of the common practice of the past for the liturgical assembly to pray and worship facing the East/Orient and to do so together (both priest and people). It looks at a handful of sources very briefly to help us notice some of the sources on this topic to accompany the theology of Ratzinger. 

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