About Fr. Andreas Hoeck, S.S.D.

Fr. Andreas Hoeck, S.S.D., is academic dean of St John Vianney Theological Seminary, Archdiocese of Denver, as well as an associate professor at the seminary. He received both his S.S.D. in Sacred Scripture in 2001, as well as his S.S.L. in Sacred Scripture in 1997, at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. In 1992, he received his S.T.B. in Sacred Theology from the Institutum Sapientiae in Anápolis, Brazil. He received his B. Phil. in 1987 from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas /Angelicum in Rome.

Holy Communion: Sharing in the Threefold Munus of the Divine Gladiator

Christ as divine gladiator collage

The Church early on espoused munus to designate the triple character or office of the God-Man, Jesus Christ: he is at the same time Priest, Prophet and King or Shepherd.     Gladiators fighting to the death; Christ's glorious … [Read more...]

“Never let me be parted from you”

Never let me be separated from thee collage

The Spirit that raised Christ from the dead, is the same Spirit that fills the heart and mind of a good priest, vivifying his mortal body. Priests acting in that Spirit are seeking the advancement of the Kingdom, and will accomplish it. … [Read more...]

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