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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.

Supernova

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Though humanity fights to understand God and His Creation regardless of the mystery that is beyond our comprehension, we catch glimpses of God's signature on His Work. On this Sunday that we remember the Holy Transfiguration, Fr. Vijay delves into the cosmos to find a message from God. 

Greater Than

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 Fr. Vijay uses a symbol mathematic principle to assess our commitment to God's Word. 

Who is the Greatest?

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Fr. Vijay looks at Mark 9:33-37 and tries to parse Jesus' answer to the question, "Who is the greatest?"

In doing so, he uncovers an essential difference between success and fruitfulness.

Why do bad things happen?

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 Fr. Vijay looks at a simple question... "Why do bad things happen?" 

The search for the answer to this question leads to other questions and finally to a greater understanding of the radical difference in the message of Jesus Christ. 

 

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.

#SpeakingInTongues #Orthodoxy #SpiritualGifts 

 

Graduating from the School of Hard Knocks

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Graduation speeches always give some good advice for the future. Fr. Vijay explores Luke 9: 51-62 to discover some simple advice to follow Jesus better and daily. 

 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%209:51-62

Questions

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 Fr. Vijay looks at the importance of questions and seeking truth.  If you are a person who doubts, maybe its time to seek some answers because a man who was born blind can now see. 

Motivation to Pray

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Have you ever felt like not praying?  Do you always need to be in the mood to pray?  What do you do when you are not in the right mood?

Fr. Vijay answers these questions during this Sunday Sermon at SBGOC. 

He reflects back on a blog he wrote years ago... Here is a link to that entry: 
https://www.facebook.com/notes/vijay-a-thomas/day-38-of-176-in-india-ants-go-marching-on/332849035596