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St. Mary the Missionary

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 Of all of the names and descriptions given to St. Mary, one is always missing from the list.  If a missionary is one who is sent by God to share the good news of Jesus Christ, then wouldn't that make St. Mary the first missionary?  Check out the latest talk in the Link as Fr. Michael discusses the Virgin, her witness to Christ, and what this means for you.

Supernova

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Though humanity fights to understand God and His Creation regardless of the mystery that is beyond our comprehension, we catch glimpses of God's signature on His Work. On this Sunday that we remember the Holy Transfiguration, Fr. Vijay delves into the cosmos to find a message from God. 

Worship the Holy Trinity

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How would you describe worship?  What is happening during Liturgy? Join us as Fr. Michael discusses the Divine Liturgy as an act of worship towards the Holy Trinity.

Greater Than

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 Fr. Vijay uses a symbol mathematic principle to assess our commitment to God's Word. 

Sunday Gospel

The Source of Love

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 A sermon given on the gospel John 11:1-45

Light & Life

Cloud of Witnesses - Part 2

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Story of St. Mary of Egypt

Who is the Greatest?

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Fr. Vijay looks at Mark 9:33-37 and tries to parse Jesus' answer to the question, "Who is the greatest?"

In doing so, he uncovers an essential difference between success and fruitfulness.

Why do bad things happen?

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 Fr. Vijay looks at a simple question... "Why do bad things happen?" 

The search for the answer to this question leads to other questions and finally to a greater understanding of the radical difference in the message of Jesus Christ. 

 

Light & Life

Acts 29 - Part 4

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Church built on Sacrificial Love

God Has a Plan for Your Life

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Ever felt confused, disappointed, or uncertain about your purpose on Earth? God has a plan for your life and the good news is that it's better than you could ever imagine.

Decisions

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A simple Sunday Sermon on one Question - How do we make good choices? 

Fr. Vijay explores this question in light of Adam and Noah. 

Light & Life

Acts 29 - Part 3

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 Transformed Relationships

Sunday Gospel

A Higher Calling

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 A sermon given on the gospel Matthew 12:22-37

Great Men?

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 What makes a man great? 

Fr. Vijay explores what separates the Apostles of Jesus Christ from others.  It is a special message directed to all men but important for all. 

Acts 5:33-40New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

33 When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them. 34 But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, respected by all the people, stood up and ordered the men to be put outside for a short time. 35 Then he said to them, “Fellow Israelites,[a]consider carefully what you propose to do to these men. 36 For some time ago Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined him; but he was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and disappeared. 37 After him Judas the Galilean rose up at the time of the census and got people to follow him; he also perished, and all who followed him were scattered. 38 So in the present case, I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone; because if this plan or this undertaking is of human origin, it will fail; 39 but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them—in that case you may even be found fighting against God!”

They were convinced by him, 40 and when they had called in the apostles, they had them flogged. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

Sunday Gospel

Having the Mind of Christ

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 A sermon given on the gospel of John 15 - 16:1-15

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 

 

Above Anxiety: Is it possible to live without anxiety?

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 There are various types of anxiety; some natural and some represent clinical ilness that must be treated. In this talk, we discuss anxiety disorders as well as the bio-psycho-spiritual-social model for dealing with our stress and anxiety. 

Graduating from the School of Hard Knocks

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Graduation speeches always give some good advice for the future. Fr. Vijay explores Luke 9: 51-62 to discover some simple advice to follow Jesus better and daily. 

 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%209:51-62

CHRIST AT THE CENTER OF COMMUNITY - Family Tree Part 4

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 What are some of the reasons you think Churches fall apart?  What happens when you “remove Christ” from Church?

 Fr. Michael Sorial discusses how Living a Life of Integrity in Christ and with each other Builds Family.

Iron Sharpens Iron

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 Think of a time when someone just poured themselves into you through loving service.  What about their love to you impacted you?  How did it transform your sense of community with them and others?  

Fr. Michael Sorial discusses how in our family friendships we encourage one another, just as iron sharpens iron (Proverbs 27:17).