A few evenings ago as I was leaving Church, I descended down the stairs towards my car, quickly climbing in. Mid-November evenings start getting cold (especially for my Texas bones) and it gets very dark being at a property surrounded mostly by farmland. As I began driving down the long driveway, I noticed something that appeared to …


Ignatius of Antioch to the Ephesians – Part 1 (Unity, Unity, Unity)

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Summary: 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


Audience of One

Life is tough, ministry is challenging, egos get in the way, pride can cloud our vision, personal ambitions can distract, and the voices of crowds can derail a person looking to serve for the glory of God. 12 years ago I was ordained by God to serve as a priest in the Coptic Orthodox Church. During …


The Danger of Indifference

From hurricanes to earthquakes, disease to unexplained death, we don’t have to look far to see the pain around us. Most of us are literally surrounded by suffering on a daily basis. In our families, at our jobs, and oftentimes within our own souls, there is pain and hurt that needs healing. Deep Darkness To …