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Baptism [Sacraments Series]

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The sacraments (or mysteries) are means of salvation and the entry point of that journey of salvation in Christ begins in Baptism. Join us as Fr. Michael Sorial discusses the Biblical, early Christian view of Baptism.

Orthodox Mental Health

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A talk from Momentum 2018, leadership conference, discussing the Orthodox understanding of Mental health. 

Hitting the Wall [GOAL SETTING]

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You have your goals? CHECK! Made a plan? CHECK! What happens once you get started and then your progress comes to a screeching halt? Fr. Michael Sorial discusses what to do when you hit the wall, as he concludes this mini-series on goal setting.

Advice from the Prayers

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Great Lent is starting and Fr. Vijay looks at a song from the service of Forgiveness (Shubkono) in order to gain some advice for the journey. 

Check out these four essential advices for anyone participating in the Great Lent. 

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)

The Man Born Blind

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 During his visit to St. Anianus Church, HG Bishop Angelos (Papal Exarch) discussed John 9 and the man born blind.

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.

The Service of John the Baptist

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Sermon on the service of the forerunner John the Baptist

The Plan Makes the Goal [GOAL SETTING]

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 Join us in this mini-series on goal setting, as Father Michael discusses the importance of making a plan to reach our goals.

High School Mental Health

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 What is the church's understanding of mental health issues faced by high school students? 

The Epiphany: Our New Wedding

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 Sermon on the occasion of the Feast of the Wedding of Cana of Galilee which follows shortly  after the Feast of Epiphany (Theophany).

Ready, Set, Goal! [GOAL SETTING]

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Join us in this mini-series on goal setting, as Father Michael discusses 5 reasons why setting goals is important to us.

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... 

Circumcision: A Symbol of Baptism

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  Sermon on the occasion of the Feast of the Circumcision of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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. 

2018: Holy To The Lord

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2018 New Years Message: "Holy to the Lord."

"You shall also make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it, like the engraving of a signet: HOLINESS TO THE LORD." -Exodus 28:36

Be Filled With Grace

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 Sermon on the visitation of St. Mary to Elizabeth.

The Annunciation to You

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 On the occasion of the commemoration of the annunciation to the Holy Virgin St. Mary, what qualified her to become the Mother of God and how can we also become members of His family.

The Fifth Gospel

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 You have heard of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John but how about the 5th Gospel? Join us as Fr. Michael discussed the call to sing for joy in what has been referred to as "The Fifth Gospel".

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. 

 

Who in the World is St. Anianus

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This past Sunday in the Link Fr. Michael Sorial discusses the first Christian convert in Egypt. Who in the world is St. Anianus and what could we possibly learn from him? Join us for our discussion about this early Christian and find out what his life has to do with you.

If You Want To Be My Disciple

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 Sermon on the Lord Jesus Christ asking for us to follow Him.

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

Light & Life

Fast that Lasts

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Nehemiah 1:1-5
Jonah 3:5-9
 

 

What Kind Of Heart Is Yours?

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 Sermon on the Parable of the Sower.

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

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.