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

Fr. Vijay Thomas

Terrible Father

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Fr. Vijay has a confession to make... He is a terrible father. Find out why... This video also includes the Special Services held during Christmas at Saints Basilios-Gregorios Orthodox Church (Indian Orthodox)

Working

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Blessed are those servants whom their Lord shall find working...
What does it mean to work?

Check out this sermon from Fr. Vijay about how we should be working when Christ comes again.

Ignorance

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 Do you suffer from foot in mouth issues? Meaning do you often say the wrong thing? 

Maybe it is time for you to listen... 

Infinite Importance

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"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important." ~ C.S. Lewis 

Listen as Fr. Vijay weaves a statement of CS Lewis with a sermon of St. John Chrysostom to bring out an important question that each of us need to ask ourselves. 

Taxes

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We worry about many things in life.  But maybe its time to stop worrying... Maybe its time to embrace all that taxes us in our life because it might be sent from God. 

Responsibility

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Those who are irresponsible in the small things, will not be responsible with greatness.  Practicing responsibility for others is a critical aspect of Christian living that we see in the life of Joseph. 

Who God Hires

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What are the characteristics of the people that God employs? What virtues does God value? Are you focusing on the right virtues? 

Fr. Vijay looks back at the 2008 Mumbai Terrorist attacks to find qualities that make normal people into heros like we are all called to be. 

 

Practical Faith

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Are you living your faith or just going through the motions? 

In moments of truth, will your faith be there to guide your path forward? Faith needs to be lived every day and Fr. Vijay gives some simple historic advice to prove the point. 

 

Hold Your Applause

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Did you know that the Church Fathers were against clapping in the Church?  Do you know why? 

Fr. Vijay explains why you need to hold your applause and listen to the Word. 

 

A Saint Like Us

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St. Gregorios of Parumala is one of the most beloved saints of the Malankara Orthodox Church.  In this message, Fr. Vijay gives a talk about this saint and his impact on the Church.