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Patristics

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.

Equipping Your Toolbox: CAPITALIZING ON EVERY OPPORTUNITY

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 How can conflict be an opportunity for growth?  How would you deal with doubt and use it as an opportunity to grow?  In the series, CAPITALIZING ON EVERY OPPORTUNITY, we explore how "Capitalizing on Every Opportunity allows us to grow in life with God and our relationships with others."  In Part 2, Fr. Michael Sorial explores how we can equip our "spiritual toolbox" with resources that will allow us more opportunity to love God more deeply with our minds.

GOD-CENTERED WORSHIP 2 - The Incarnational Church Part 3

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 In "The Incarnational Church", we will explore how the Church impacts the World by first being impacted by the Holy Spirit.  Join us in Part 3 as Fr. Michael continues a discussion on early Christian Worship, as seen in the "First Apology" of Justin Martyr, written in 155 A.D.

St. Mary: Who is She & Why It Matters - Part 2: The Theotokos

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 In this series, Fr. Michael Sorial talks to us about St. Mary and her role in God's plan for salvation. In part 2, Fr. Michael walks us through who St. Mary is as THEOTOKOS.  Where did this word come from?  What does it mean?  And does it even really matter?

On the Incarnation: God's Way of Dealing with Crisis - Part 3

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On January 5, 2014, in Part 3 of On the Incarnation: God's Way of Dealing with Crisis - Fr. Michael Sorial teaches on how the Church is called to respond to people who hate on Christ and His Body. In this section of "On the Incarnation," St. Athanasius responds to two groups of people, the Jews and the Greeks. With each group, he takes a very different approach but uses the same spirit of Love.

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