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What can I do to receive eternal life?

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We have already traveled through the Feasts of the Nativity, Circumcision and Theophany of Our Lord and are awaiting the culmination of this Festal Season with the Feast of the Presentation of Christ into the Temple in February. Today’s gospel comes to us from the Evangelist Luke chapter 18:18-27, which tells about the rich man who asked Jesus, “What can I do to receive eternal life?” This same story is read in early September from the Gospel of St. Matthew.

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Afterfeast of Theophany

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As we are still within the Festal season of the Nativity of Christ, the lesson for the Sunday Before the Feast of Theophany is from the Gospel of St. Mark Chapter 1:1-8. With sincere prayers for a joyous and healthy New Year to you and your loved ones. May Almighty God bestow infinite blessings and peace on all of you!

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The Circumcision of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ

Happy New Year! Christ Is Born!

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As we are still within the Festal season of the Nativity of Christ, the lesson for the Sunday Before the Feast of Theophany is from the Gospel of St. Mark Chapter 1:1-8. With sincere prayers for a joyous and healthy New Year to you and your loved ones. May Almighty God bestow infinite blessings and peace on all of you!

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The Sunday before the Nativity

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This Sunday, December 19, 2021, is the Sunday Before Christmas on which we commemorate the human ancestors of Jesus, from Adam to Joseph. This Sunday hearkens us with the feeling of expectation for Christ’s birth and the fulfillment of humanity’s hope of salvation.

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The Parable of the Great Feast

The Parable of the Great Feast

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One of the most important lessons from the Gospels is the parable of the Great Feast, (Luke 14: 16-24) in which a certain man was preparing a banquet for his invited guests. He instructs his servant to go out and tell the guests to come for everything has been prepared; however, after so doing, the servant told him of all the excuses he had heard and received saying I did as you instructed but there is still room.

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Christ Healing the Ten Lepers

The Healing of the Ten Lepers

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We are already well into the Nativity Fast which began November 15 and have already celebrated the Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple (November 21). Today our gospel lesson from Luke 17:12- 19, is the account of the healing of the ten lepers while He was preaching in Galilee, along the border between Samaria and Galilee.

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Jesus' healing of a crippled woman

Healing on the Sabbath

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We are in the midst of the Nativity Fast and have already celebrated the Feast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos Into the Temple. The hymns of the Church have already begun to usher in the anticipation of the Birth of the Christ Child. We hear the words of exhortation that “God is with Us: Understand all ye nations and submit yourselves for God is with Us!”

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the Raising of Jairus's Daughter

Believe And You Will Live

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This Sunday November 6, 2021 we read the Gospel of the Evangelist Luke (8:41-56), which tells the story of Jairus’ daughter and the women with the issue of blood, who touched Jesus’ cloak. The power of faith is demonstrated by this gospel lesson whose essence is the Biblical exhortation, “Believe and you will live. Seek the Lord and you will find your true life!”

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