The gospel lesson for the 8th Sunday of St. Luke the Evangelist is the Parable of the Good Samaritan, who seeing a Jew mortally wounded stops to help him, after both a Jewish priest and a Levite passes by.
Today we hear the Gospel from the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 8:40-56, about Jairus and his daughter and the woman who suffered from bleeding.
The gospel lesson for this Sunday from Luke 8:26-39, brings us face to face with a strange and fearsome man who lived in first century Palestine. It tells us of this encounter where he needs Christ and His life changes completely.
Today we hear the Gospel Lesson from the Evangelist Luke Chapter 16:19-31 which tells us the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus.
This Sunday we hear the Gospel lesson from the Evangelist Luke chapter 8 verses 4-15, which is the Parable of the Sower.
The gospel lesson for this Sunday is taken from Luke 7:11-16, which is the story of Jesus raising a widow’s son, for it emphasizes that the Resurrection power of Jesus was already at work in His earthly ministry. This is Jesus’ first resurrection miracle. The Resurrection power of the living Christ touches each of our lives, renewing us from day to day and enabling us to grow in His likeness.
We celebrate the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God, Pokrov. This feast which in the Slavic tradition is next in line after the twelve major feastdays. It celebrates a historical event that occurred in Constantinople centuries ago, invoking the protection of the Mother of God over the besieged city and its inhabitants.
Today’s gospel lesson is the Parable of the Wedding Feast, from Matthew 22:1-14. In our lives we have all experienced the joy of attending a wedding within our families and among our friends. Usually a wedding is envisioned as a great feast or celebration not only for the couple but for all of us. We don our best clothes and cherish and anticipate the great event in our minds and hearts. We are already looking forward to this special day!
The gospel lesson for the 13th Sunday of Matthew speaks of what Jesus thought concerning evil deeds and their consequences using the story of the Parable of the Tenants in the Vineyard, Matthew 21:33-42.
The First day of September is the beginning of the Church New Year. We often think of New Years to be January, but in the Orthodox Faith, September 1st is the beginning of the Ecclesiastical Cycle. This is the period when the summer harvest has been brought in and stored and school will be beginning in our area.