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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…

Emptied for Fullness: GET EMPTY (Kenosis)

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 In our study on Philippians 2:1-8, we dive into the biblical and theology principle of kenosis (κένωσις) or self-emptying, as we discussed what it means that Jesus "made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness." (Philippians 2:7) In this talk at the Link, Fr. Michael Sorial taught on how "There Must Be Self-Emptying Before There is Fullness."

 

Sunday Gospel

Seek Those Things Which Are Above

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 A sermon given on the gospel of John 4:1-42

The Bread of Life

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 Sermon on our Lord Jesus Christ telling us He is the bread of life.

Touching the Lord

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 Sermon on Thomas Sunday of the Holy Fifty Days. 

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.

Pascha 2018: Covenant Thursday & Friday Eve

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 Sermon on Covenant Thursday & Friday Eve of the Holy Pascha

Pascha 2018: Thursday Eve

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 Sermon on Thursday Eve of the Holy Pascha

Pascha 2018: Tuesday

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 Sermon on Tuesday of the Holy Pascha

Pascha 2018: Monday & Tuesday Eve

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 Sermon on Monday & Tuesday Eve of the Holy Pascha

Pascha 2016: Good Friday

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 Sermon on Good Friday of the Holy Pascha

Pascha 2016: Friday Eve

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 Sermon on Friday Eve of the Holy Pascha

Pascha 2016: Thursday Eve

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 Sermon on Thursday Eve of the Holy Pascha

Pascha 2016: Wednesday

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 Sermon on Wednesday of the Holy Pascha

Pascha 2016: Wednesday Eve

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 Sermon on Wednesday Eve of the Holy Pascha

Pascha 2016: Tuesday

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 Sermon on Tuesday of the Holy Pascha

Pascha 2016: Tuesday Eve

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 Sermon on Tuesday Eve of the Holy Pascha

Pascha 2016: Monday

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 Sermon on Monday of the Holy Pascha

Pascha 2016: Palm Sunday

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 Sermon on Palm Sunday.

Pascha 2016: Last Friday of Lent

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 Sermon on Last Friday of Lent

Holy Week 2018 Part 4: Hope Is A Choice

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 Choose to open the door to a life with Him. If we choose the Lord, hope follows (Lamentations 3:24).

Holy Week 2018 Part 3: Where is the Hope?

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God’s Truth is different than my truth. God’s words & His wisdom will lead me to God’s truth. Your word is truth. (John 17:17)

Holy Week 2018 Part 2: Zeal For Your House Has Eaten Me Up

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God has a desire to build us back to the original design of holiness. Never lose hope because God has the desire and zeal more than us.

Holy Week 2018 Part 1: I Have This Hope

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Never lose hope no matter what I am going through, God is faithful to help me get through any problems or sins (Hebrews 10:23)

2018 Holy Week 6: Explanation of Wednesday Readings

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 An explanation of the Wednesday morning readings hour by hour. 

2018 Holy Week: Here Comes the Groom

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 Eve of Wednesday of the Holy Pascha week. 

We Are His Kingdom

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Sermon on the occasion of Palm Sunday, when the Lord entered into Jerusalem.

Out Of Darkness

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 Sermon on the Born Blind Man.

Sunday Gospel

From A Cry to A Cry

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 Palm Sunday Sermon