Salvation: Growing in the Likeness of God

Posted on : August 17, 2009 | Category : Doctrine
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Mr Jake Kurian gives an introduction to the Church’s teachings of Salvation, focusing on both Process (i.e., Theosis) and Person (i.e., Our Lord Jesus Christ). This talk was given at the Chicago MGOCSM Lenten Retreat at St Thomas Orthodox Church in Chicago on March 14, 2009

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History of the Indian Orthodox Church

Posted on : November 26, 2008 | Speaker: Dn. Sujit Thomas | Category : Church History
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Dn. Sujit Thomas provides an introduction into the Church History of the Indian Orthodox Church. This talk was given in both St Thomas Orthodox Church of Chicago on April 12, 2008 and St Thomas Orthodox Church of Houston, TX on April 26, 2008.

The talk is divided into 7 parts, beginning with the arrival of St Thomas to India in 52AD to the present day where the Church is split into two factions (Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church and the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church).
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Christ and the One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church

Posted on : June 28, 2008 | Speaker: Tenny Thomas | Category : Doctrine
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Tenny Thomas, Director of FOCUS for the American Diocese of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church, introduced the topic of “Christ and the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church” during the first Orthodox Faith Seminar of 2008 was conducted at St Gregorios Orthodox Cathedral in Bellwood, IL on January 12, 2008.
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Scripture, Canon of Truth, Tradition & Succession

Posted on : June 28, 2008 | Speaker: Dn. G. John | Category : Bible
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Dn. Gheevarghese John gives a wonderful explanation on misunderstandings of the Orthodox Church and the importance of the Holy Scripture. This was the second Chicago Faith Seminar was held at St Gregorios Orthodox Church in Oak Park, IL on February 16, 2008.

Additional sermons and teachings from Dn. John can be found at http://www.wotcm.mypodcast.com.
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The Role of the Saints

Posted on : June 28, 2008 | Speaker: Dn. Abey George | Category : Bible
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Abey George, while still a student of St Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, taught during the 4th Faith Seminar in the 2008 Chicago Faith Series on important concepts and common misunderstandings of the role of the Saints in the early Church.

The presentation was given at St Mary’s Orthodox Church in Oak Lawn, IL on May 17, 2008.
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