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An Orthodox Perspective on St. Mary and the Christian Identity

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 What is your identity? Is it what you do or who you are at your core? At the Link, Fr. Michael Sorial discussed how our union with God informs our lifestyle, which results in our soul being called "Mary."

Light & Life

Healing the Mind Series - Part 1

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Understanding the mental health Crisis and what we can do about it. Tune in for part 1 of the series.

Also click on this link to hear more about this topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-IR48Mb3W0&feature=youtu.be

Be Full of Grace

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 Gospel sermon on the annunciation to the Virgin St. Mary

Lessons from St. Joseph the Carpenter

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 Sermon on the occasion of the Feast of St. Joseph the Carpenter.

Responding To Difficult Circumstances

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 Sermon on our Lord Jesus Christ raising Lazarus

Three Mysteries on the Feeding of the 5000

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 sermon on the Lord Jesus feeding the multitudes.

The Greatest In The Kingdom Of Heaven

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 Sermon on the Lord Jesus being asked by the disciples who will be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Listening to Dragons

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The parable of the sower calls us to cultivate our hearts to be the good soil. 

Listen to this encouraging word about own step we need to take in order to become the good soil.

Contagious Christians - Part 4

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What does a walk with Christ mean? Perceptions, misrepresentation, bad examples, bad teachings, and natural fears all have a capability to create a barrier between us and our way to salvation. Listen in to Fr. Paul Girguis talk about some of these perceptions and misresentations! More importantly, how to overcome them!

Love Your Enemies: A Path to Eternity

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 Sermon on our Lord Jesus Christ teaching us to love our enemies.

The Pursuit of Holiness

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 Talk given at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church family retreat, Baitho. 

Communication Keys [COMMUNICATING LIFE]

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What are some practical ways to become more effective at sharing the gospel? In this discussion in the Link, Fr. Michael Sorial discussed 3 basic keys to be more effective at communicating Christ to others.

1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.

 

Contagious Christians - Part 3

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HP+CP+CC=MI..... What is the formula to impact the world around you?  Listen in to our third part of our Contagious Christians series!

Sunday Gospel

Sons of the Most High

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 A sermon given on the gospel Luke 6:27-38

Cast It Out: The Possessed, Blind and Mute

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

What Do We Do For One Another?

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 Sermon on our Lord Jesus Christ healing the paralytic man who was carried to Him by four friends.

The Gift of Prayer

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Sermon on our Lord teaching us to lead a life of prayer.

The Glory of the Ascension

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Sermon on the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Light Of The World

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 Sermon on our Lord Jesus Christ as the Light of the World, making us also a light to the world.

Life Breed Life [COMMUNICATING LIFE]

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Does your motivation or intention really matter when sharing the gospel? In this discussion at the Link, Fr. Michael Sorial discussed how Life Breeds Life.
 

Contagious Christians - Part 2

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A woman held hostage asked her kidnaper to take a moment to let her read a passage from Purpose Driven Life, which she was reading at the time. As St. Paul was bold enough to share his fiath with his captors in jail, so did she. How bold do you think you are about your faith?

 Listen in to our second part of our Contagious Christians series!

Contagious Christians - Part 1

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In the same way your smile is contagious, as Christians we are called to be contagious in order to freely spread what God has freely given to us. Are you feeling contagious?

God is the Author of Life [Communicating Life]

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 What is God's greatest message? What would you do if you had a message that needed to be shared with others? In this discussion in the Link, Fr. Michael Sorial discussed how the Author of Life communicates more than just a message to His people.

How the Holy Spirit Transforms Us

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What is sanctification and is it still relevant today? In this discussion in the Link, Fr. Michael Sorial discussed what sanctification is, why it is important today, and how sanctification occurs.

Sunday Gospel

Reclaiming the Victories of Christ

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 A sermon given on the gospel of Luke 4:1-13

No Ordinary Teacher

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Have you ever heard someone argue that we should just see Jesus as a good teacher? In light of the Gospel of Matthew, we should be careful about calling Jesus just a teacher.

Historical or Eternal

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 Historical or Eternal  

Out here for the Outcast

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 Gostpel sermon during the holy 50 days on the power of the resurrection of Christ in the lives of the "outcasts." 

Overcoming Conceit: GET EMPTY (Kenosis)

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The unquenchable nature of vain conceit is destructive to self and others. As we wrap up our study on kenosis (κένωσις) or self-emptying in Philippians 2:1-8, Fr. Michael Sorial discusses 3 practices to include in your daily rhythm that will help you combat vain conceit.

Discussion Questions 1. Why can being motivated by vain conceit seem so right? 2. Why do we find it so hard to consider others better than ourselves?

Parenting Seminar - Part 2

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 Parenting Seminar - Part 2 - Saturday April 28, 2018

By Philip Mamalakis, PhD

@SBGOC

 

Dr. Philip Mamalakis, with his wife Georgia and seven children, lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where he is the Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Dr. Mamalakis directs the field education program and teaches classes on pastoral care, marriage and family, grief, death and dying, and topics related to pastoral counseling. He has a private practice in Newton, Massachusetts, where he works with individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Mamalakis has an M.Div. from Holy Cross and a Ph.D. from Purdue University in child development and family studies, specializing in marriage and family therapy. He has been offering parenting courses and writing on parenting for 21 years. He enjoys leading seminars and retreats on intimacy, relationships, marriage, parenting, and family life as well as on Orthodoxy and psychology.

 

Check out his book: Parenting Toward the Kingdom.

http://a.co/aTRbyTy

Parenting Seminar - Part 1

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 Parenting Seminar - Part 1 - Saturday April 28, 2018

By Philip Mamalakis, PhD

@SBGOC

 

Dr. Philip Mamalakis, with his wife Georgia and seven children, lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where he is the Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Dr. Mamalakis directs the field education program and teaches classes on pastoral care, marriage and family, grief, death and dying, and topics related to pastoral counseling. He has a private practice in Newton, Massachusetts, where he works with individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Mamalakis has an M.Div. from Holy Cross and a Ph.D. from Purdue University in child development and family studies, specializing in marriage and family therapy. He has been offering parenting courses and writing on parenting for 21 years. He enjoys leading seminars and retreats on intimacy, relationships, marriage, parenting, and family life as well as on Orthodoxy and psychology.

 

Check out his book: Parenting Toward the Kingdom.

http://a.co/aTRbyTy

Ambition: GET EMPTY (Kenosis)

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 What is “selfish ambition” and what damage can it do? In our study on Philippians 2:1-8 at the Link, Fr. Michael Sorial discussed St. Pauls’ call to give up selfish ambition, as a part of kenosis (κένωσις) or self-emptying.


Discussion Questions1. In what ways did Jesus demonstrate for us what it means to live humbly, considering others better than ourselves?2. Can you think of a time when selfish ambition has led to disorder?3. One of the things that stands in the way of me pursuing my godly ambition is…