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Resurrection = Revolution Part 1: Evidence of the Resurrection

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In this series Fr. Michael Sorial talks to us about how the resurrection transforms us and turns our world upside down. In Part one, Fr. Michael focuses on the evidence of the resurrection.

Move, Part 4: Thoughtful Study

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In this series, Fr. Michael Sorial talks to us about how God Loves you as you are but is calling you to move & grow deeper in your relationship with him.
In Part 4, Fr. Michael illustrates to us how spiritual growth is a product of both the heart and mind.

Move, Part 3: Meaningful Relationships

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In this series, Fr. Michael Sorial talks to us about how God Loves you as you are but is calling you to move & grow deeper in your relationship with him.

 
In Part 3, Fr. Michael outlines how God ALWAYS uses relationships to help our faith grow and how Meaningful Relationships can lift us up and support us.

Getting Ready for Pascha Week

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In this week's Link, Fr. Michael Sorial talks to us about the sacrament of Marriage. Like the other sacraments marriage, can be thought of as a means for our sanctification. In Marriage, God works in us and unites us through him to another person

Fr. Michael also introduces us to Pascha week, through the lens of Marriage. Love is not love without sacrifice and, Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice for us.

Mystical Journey Part 4 - Giving Up Enemies - Eucharist

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The Eucharist is the culmination of most of the church sacraments. In this week's LINK, Fr. Michael Sorial talks to us about this sacrament and learning to love our enemies through the sacrament of the Eucharist.

Starting with Adam's fall, we rejected God and became enemies of God yet God continues to love us (even if we have been his enemies). Through Jesus we are invited be joined with him in the Eucharist and love even our enemies, as God has loved us.
Jesus calls us to be assembled together "as a church" around the holy sacrament of Eucharist (or the Mystery of Assembly), through love for one another and being in communion with one another, as one church.

Mystical Journey Part 3 - Confession - Giving Up Superiority

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 In this week's Link, Fr Michael Sorial talk about an integral part of our journey with Christ: Confession. Through confession, we learn to give up our feeling of superiority and judgmental attitudes so that we can hear Jesus more clearly and easily in our lives.

Fr. Michael starts by describing two truths about confession, then outlines four excuses that we lean on for why we do not need to confess. Finally, Fr Michael wraps up the discussion with the 3 stages of repentance.

With the Lent season upon us, this is a great time for our spiritual journey through repentance and confession.

Economy of Salvation

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On February 16, 2014, Emmanuel Gergis presents the "Economy of Salvation" from an Orthodox Perspective during the Link.

On the Incarnation: God's Way of Dealing with Crisis - Part 2

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On December 29, 2013, in Part 2 of On the Incarnation: God's Way of Dealing with Crisis - Fr. Michael Sorial teaches on how God cleaned up the mess that caused the fall of humanity.

Note: this series is based on the 4th Century Christian book "On the Incarnation" by St. Athanasius.

On the Incarnation: God's Way of Dealing with Crisis Part 1

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In Part 1 - of God's Way of Dealing with Crisis - Fr. Michael Sorial teaches on the messy situation that was created after the fall of humanity. 
Note: this series is based on the 4th Century Christian book "On the Incarnation" by St. Athanasius.