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Orthodox Understanding of Eucharist [Sacraments]

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The sacraments (or mysteries) are means of salvation. Join us as Fr. Michael Sorial discusses the Biblical, early Christian view of the sacrament of sacraments, the Eucharist.

Ignatius of Antioch to the Ephesians - Part 2 (Unity, Unity, Unity)

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Most people will take BIG over SMALL. I'll take Unity over either! Unity is Better than Sheer Numbers!

To download a copy of the handout, visit:  http://frmichaelsorial.com/2017/11/26/ignatiustotheephesianspart2/

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

Part 2: Chapters 10-21

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

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.

 

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 

 

Being in Love: GROWING DEEPER WITH OTHERS

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Why does it oftentimes seem so tough interacting with other people? Do we have a model for how we can love others completely? We began this new series entitled GROWING DEEPER WITH OTHERS as Emmanuel Gergis kicks us off with a message entitled "Trinity: Being in Love with Others."


 

Linking All People to Christ: MIRACLE AND BLESSING OF DIVERSITY

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 How can diversity of language, color, gender or ability/disability be celebrated in the life of the Church? How can we be more effective in actualizing the church’s mission of “linking people to Christ?”  Join us as we conclude our discussion on  THE MIRACLE AND BLESSINGS OF DIVERSITY IN THE CHURCH, as Fr. Michael encourages us to reach out to others with the love of Christ.