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On The Incarnation Part 3… Soteriological – As an Example

August 8, 2012

In the previous part of this discussion, we reflected on the self-emptying of Christ.  St. Paul asks that his readers imitate that self-emptying.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that one of the reasons for the Incarnation of the Word is: (more…)

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On The Incarnation Part 2… Soteriological – Lift Up Our Nature

August 8, 2012

The Incarnation took place in the plan of God for the emancipation of our human race from slavery to sin.  It must be looked at in a soteriological context, and as such its links to the Crucifixion/Resurrection must be acknowledged.  The events of Easter were in God’s plan even as the Incarnation happened. Peter emphasizes this when addressing the gathered crowd regarding the Messiah death and resurrection (Acts 2:22-24): (more…)

On The Incarnation Part 1… From the Church of the East Fathers.

August 6, 2012

Thanksgiving Hymn of Mar Narsai:

The great love which the Lover of our race showed us is indescribable:
For from our race, he made a Mediator, and he reconciled the world with his Majesty.
It is a thing too great for us and all creatures;
it is a new thing he has done for our humanity:
that he has made our body a holy temple, in which he fulfills the worship of all.
Come, O earthly and heavenly, wonder and marvel at the greatness of our station:
for our race has reached the great height of incomprehensible Divinity!
Heaven and earth and all therein give thanks to the Magnifier of our race,
For he renewed our image and wiped away our iniquity,
called us in his Name and made all things subject to us. (more…)

Presentation to Synod in 2005

April 22, 2008

Before discussing further the history of this present movement, and all that led to it starting from a time long ago, I’d like why we who have chosen to follow Bishop Bawai Soro have full-heartedly supported him in these troubled times.

In November of 2005, His Grace went to Chicago to attend a Synod meeting which would bring no surprise for many of us. Far too many of us in the congregation knew already what lay in store and what we were to expect. Actually, not just in our congregation, but from San Jose, to Chicago, to Europe, and Australia, everyone understood what was to come forth from this Synod. There had been an uneasiness brewing, and people from both sides were anticipating the results of this gathering. One side anticipated with joy, some of its members having been assured of the results before the synod had even been convened — the other side in sadness hoping against that their fears would not be realized. (more…)