GOSPEL READING

Matthew 22: 23-33

Marriage at the Resurrection

 

That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. "Teacher,” they said, "Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up offspring for him. Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his wife to his brother. The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. Finally, the woman died. Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife 

 

will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?” Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. But about the resurrection of the dead - have you not read what God said to you, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.” When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.

A WORD OF WISDOM

Saint Panteleimon Monastery in Mount Athos, the monastery where Saint Silouan spent his life

Saint Silouan - words of love

"Our brother is our life," taught the Elder. Through Christ’s love all people are accepted as an indivisible part of our own personal eternal being. The commandment to love your neighbor as you would yourself, he begins to understand as something other than a mere ethical norm; in the word "as" he sees not an indication of the level, or measure, of love, but a sign of the ontological commonality of being.

"The Father does not judge, but has given judgment to the Son... because He is the Son of man" (John 5:22-27). This Son of man, the Great Judge of the world, on Judgement Day will proclaim that "the one among the smallest of these" is Himself; in other words that the being of each individual is held in common with Him, and is included in His own personal being. All of humanity, "all of Adam," he has taken into himself and has suffered for all of Adam.


Archimandrite Sophrony, Saint Silouan, the Athonite
Saint John the Baptist, Essex
DOCUMENTARY

Find your model: Lord Jesus Christ

This movie is a part of a documentary series called 'Find your model' by which we are trying to bring awareness that models exist and that we have only to access them.

Emotion Philms Production
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Tuesday
18:00 Akathist to Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos

Wednesday
15:00 Confession
18:00 Paraklesis to the Mother of God

Thursday
18:00 Akathist to Saint Nicholas

Friday
15:00 Confession
18:00 The Sacrament of Holy Unction

Saturday
18:00 Vesper

Sunday
08:00 Matins
09:00 Divine Liturgy

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