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


CLAIMING THE PURPOSE - Got Purpose? Salvation 101 Part 4

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 In "GOT PURPOSE? SALVATION 101", we discuss the purpose for which God created us.  Join us in Part 4 as Fr. Michael discusses how we are to make a daily decision to be sustained by the grace of God in CLAIMING THE PURPOSE.

Why the Qurbana?

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Holy Qurbana is the Divine Liturgy (Holy Eucharist) where bread and wine becomes the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.
This sacrament/mystery is a divine feast in which the faithful of the Church become united with God and remember God's continued faithfulness and love.

Fr. Vijay Thomas is a priest of the Indian Orthodox Church.


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.