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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. 

 

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. 

 

Upright Faith - Part 4: Then What

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Exposing the false teachings in the writings of Atef Aziz.

Upright Faith - Part 3: Ask For The Old Path (2)

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Exposing the false teachings in the writings of Atef Aziz.

Upright Faith - Part 2: Ask For The Old Path (1)

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Exposing the false teachings in the writings of Atef Aziz.

Upright Faith - Part 1: Intro

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Exposing the false teachings in the writings of Atef Aziz.

The Compassion of the Lord

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 Sermon n the Lord Jesus Christ raising the son of the widow on Nain.

A Spiritual Healing

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 Sermon on the Lord Jesus Christ healing the possessed, blind and mute man.

Our Mission

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 Sermon on our Lord Jesus Christ healing the paralytic man in Simon's house.

Bear One Another's Burdens

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Sermon on our Lord Jesus Christ healing the paralytic man in Simon's house.

In Him, For Him and With Him

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 Gospel sermon on Luke 11:53-12:12

The Repentant Woman

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 Sermon on the Lord Jesus Christ's encounter with the repentant woman in the house of Simon the pharisee.

Treating Hypocrisy

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 Sermon on the Lord Jesus Christ teaching on hypocrisy.

How Do You See the Lord?

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Sermon on the Lord Jesus Christ being accused of casting out demons by the power of Satan.

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. 

Martyrs and Monks: PAYING THE PRICE

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In the series MYSTERIOUS FIGURES IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY, Fr. Michael speaks about a number of figures from the first few centuries of Christianity, popularly referred to as the "Church fathers." During the first several centuries, the early Christians found sought to witness to their faith in Jesus Christ. Who were these early Christians who witness as martyrs and monks? Join us in part 4, entitled PAYING THE PRICE. 

Early Church Fathers: PRESERVING THE FAITH

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In the series MYSTERIOUS FIGURES IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY, Fr. Michael speaks about a number of figures from the first few centuries of Christianity, popularly referred to as the "Church fathers." During the 3rd and 4th centuries, the early Church found herself needing to respond to heresies. Who were these early Christians who fought to preserve the faith? Join us in part 3, entitled PRESERVING THE FAITH.

Apologetic 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 the first few centuries of Christianity, popularly referred to as the "Church fathers." During the later part of the 2nd Century, the early Church began to experience mounting pressure from external attacks, as well as having to respond to some heretical teachings from within. Who were these Christian Apologists of the 2nd century? Join us in part 2, entitled GIVING A DEFENSE.

Nothing Hidden

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Where does the Bible say that Jesus loves me? 

What does it mean that God loves me? What does He want in return? 

Check out this Sunday's Sermon where Fr. Vijay explores what it means to give God all of us... to keep nothing hidden from Him. 

Unbelievable Christianity

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 Gospel sermon on the healing of the paralytic who was carried by four men through the roof. 

Foundations of Friendship for young adults

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 A discussion on the foundations of friendship for a graduates meeting in White Plains, New York. 

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.

 

The Honour Of St. Mary

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 Sermon on the occasion of the Feast of St. Mary

The Call Of Levi

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 Sermon of the Lord Jesus Christ calling Levi to follow Him.

God Seeks Your Fruitfulness

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 Sermon on the Lord's Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers.

The Foolish Servant's Lack Of Oil

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 Sermon on the Lord Jesus Christ's parable of the ten virgins.

Child-Like Faith

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 Sermon on the Lord Jesus Christ being asked who the greatest are in the Heavenly Kingdom.

The Love And Authenticity of the Apostles

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 Sermon on the occasion of the Feast of the Apostles.

Jesus at Your Job

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How do you view your work? Is it a necessary evil? Just something to pay the bills? Perhaps you’re looking at your work in the wrong way. The truth is Jesus is Hidden in Plain view, and you have the chance UNVEIL CHRIST AT WORK. Fr. Michael Sorial leads a discussion on this topic.

The Treasure of a Good Foundation

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 Fr. Vijay gives a talk about the command that Paul gives to those who God has blessed with wealth.  

 

1 Timothy 6:17 - 19 

As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.

 

The Appointment of the Seventy

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 Sermon on the appointment of the seventy disciples who were sent out with a mission.

Love Your Enemies: Why and How

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 Sermon on the Lord's commandment to love your enemies.

What It Means To Be Possessed

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 Sermon on the Lord healing the blind, deaf and mute man who was demon possessed.