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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?

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…

Jesus Christ, the Rabboni

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On the Feast of the Resurrection (Easter), Fr. Michael Sorial discussed the relationship between Christ as Teacher (Rabboni - John 20:16) and us as disciples.

Orthodox Understanding of Eucharist [Sacraments]

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The sacraments (or mysteries) are means of salvation. Join us as Fr. Michael Sorial discusses the Biblical, early Christian view of the sacrament of sacraments, the Eucharist.

Going Into Labor: WHY WE NEED SABBATH REST

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In Luke 6:1-11, Jesus speaks about the restorative nature of Sabbath Rest. But how are we to understand this practice in Christianity?

They Began to Be Merry Speaker [Easter Message]

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 Fr. Michael Sorial discusses how being back Home - as with the return of the prodigal son - is a life of joy and gladness.

FAITH & POLITICS: THE RED & THE BLUE Part 3

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Politics divides like no other but the Church should not be like the world when it comes to our allegiances and source of Unity. What can you do to not allow your words to divide the body of Christ? How does communion serve as a model for us on unity in spite of our differences? #Election2016

Pascha Week 2016: Christ is the Hope of Our GLORY

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During the Christian Pascha (Passover) Week, we explore a range of topics that point us to certain CHARACTERISTICS OF GOD. Although He has always been who He is, we have not always known that. On Good Friday, Fr. Michael Sorial teaches on the defining Characteristic of God as the Hope of Our GLORY.