"So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17

Orthodoxy, Theology & Rites


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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.


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.

God Has a Plan for Your Life

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Ever felt confused, disappointed, or uncertain about your purpose on Earth? God has a plan for your life and the good news is that it's better than you could ever imagine.

SPEAKING IN TONGUES: The Early Christian Understanding

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What exactly is "speaking in tongues"?  Is the modern day phenomenon a renewal of what we find in the book of Acts and 1 Corinthians?  If not, how do you describe it?  Fr. Michael Sorial discusses all this and more in light of the Biblical account and early Christian witness.

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WHY BOTHER FASTING: Hungry for God Part 2

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Why should you bother fasting?  What are some of the negative consequences / benefits of seasonal fasting?  In part 2 of HUNGRY FOR GOD, Fr. Michael explores the roots of the Biblical, early Christian understanding of Fasting, while looking at some of the reasons why people fasted.

WHAT IS FASTING: Hungry for God Part 1

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What is fasting?  Why did early Christians abstain from eating meat products?  What does fasting communicate to God?  In part 1 of this new series entitled HUNGRY FOR GOD, Fr. Michael Sorial discusses the biblical understanding of fasting and what it our fasting says to God.