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Ignatius of Antioch to the Ephesians - Part 1 (Unity, Unity, Unity)

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 To download a copy of the handout, visit: http://frmichaelsorial.com/2017/11/20/ignatiustotheephesianspart1/

In the year 107 AD, St. Ignatius - the Christian Bishop of Antioch - was martyred for being a disciple of Jesus Christ. Leading up to his martyrdom he wrote 7 letters. The first letter was to a well know Christian community in Ephesus. In this mini-series, Fr. Michael Sorial explores the topic of Unity that is threaded throughout the entire letter that St. Ignatius writes to the Ephesians.

  Part 1: Chapters 1-9

Martyrs and Monks: PAYING THE PRICE

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In the series MYSTERIOUS FIGURES IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY, Fr. Michael speaks about a number of figures from the first few centuries of Christianity, popularly referred to as the "Church fathers." During the first several centuries, the early Christians found sought to witness to their faith in Jesus Christ. Who were these early Christians who witness as martyrs and monks? Join us in part 4, entitled PAYING THE PRICE. 

Early Church Fathers: PRESERVING THE FAITH

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In the series MYSTERIOUS FIGURES IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY, Fr. Michael speaks about a number of figures from the first few centuries of Christianity, popularly referred to as the "Church fathers." During the 3rd and 4th centuries, the early Church found herself needing to respond to heresies. Who were these early Christians who fought to preserve the faith? Join us in part 3, entitled PRESERVING THE FAITH.

Apologetic Fathers: MYSTERIOUS FIGURES IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY

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In the new series MYSTERIOUS FIGURES IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY, Fr. Michael speaks about a number of figures from the first few centuries of Christianity, popularly referred to as the "Church fathers." During the later part of the 2nd Century, the early Church began to experience mounting pressure from external attacks, as well as having to respond to some heretical teachings from within. Who were these Christian Apologists of the 2nd century? Join us in part 2, entitled GIVING A DEFENSE.

Apostolic Fathers: MYSTERIOUS FIGURES IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY

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In the new series MYSTERIOUS FIGURES IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY, Fr. Michael speaks about a number of figures from first few centuries popularly referred to as the "Church fathers." Christ made disciples and those disciples made disciples. Who were the disciples of the disciples of Jesus? Join us in part 1, entitled MAKING DISCIPLES.

 

Jesus at Your Job

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How do you view your work? Is it a necessary evil? Just something to pay the bills? Perhaps you’re looking at your work in the wrong way. The truth is Jesus is Hidden in Plain view, and you have the chance UNVEIL CHRIST AT WORK. Fr. Michael Sorial leads a discussion on this topic.

Finding Jesus in the Old Testament

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 When you read the Old Testament, have you ever wondered where God is? The truth is HE IS HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW. Fr. Michael addresses how we can approach the scriptures to find Christ hidden throughout the scriptures.

  

  

Going Into Labor: WHY WE NEED SABBATH REST

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In Luke 6:1-11, Jesus speaks about the restorative nature of Sabbath Rest. But how are we to understand this practice in Christianity?

St. Mary the Missionary

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 Of all of the names and descriptions given to St. Mary, one is always missing from the list.  If a missionary is one who is sent by God to share the good news of Jesus Christ, then wouldn't that make St. Mary the first missionary?  Check out the latest talk in the Link as Fr. Michael discusses the Virgin, her witness to Christ, and what this means for you.

Worship the Holy Trinity

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How would you describe worship?  What is happening during Liturgy? Join us as Fr. Michael discusses the Divine Liturgy as an act of worship towards the Holy Trinity.