Week 25 on Pentecost

And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be, which you have provided? So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. (Lk.12:16-21)

The Parable of the Insane Richman

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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The Gospel of the Day

Archpriest Alexander Shargunov

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About the insane rich man

Archpriest Alexander Men

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Week 24 on Pentecost

And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said to him, What is written in the law? How read you? And he answering said, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself. And he said to him, You have answered right: this do, and you shall live. But he, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor? And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said to him, Take care of him; and whatever you spend more, when I come again, I will repay you. Which now of these three, think you, was neighbor to him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus to him, Go, and do you likewise. (Lk.10:25-37)

The Word of the Parable of the Good Samaritan

Archim. John (Peasant Woman)

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The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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The Gospel of the Merciful Samaritan

Saint Nicholas (Velimirovich)

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Week 23 after Pentecost

And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither stayed in any house, but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with you, Jesus, you Son of God most high? I beseech you, torment me not. (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he broke the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) And Jesus asked him, saying, What is your name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. And they sought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they sought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them. Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked. When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country. Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed. Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about sought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again. Now the man out of whom the devils were departed sought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying, Return to your own house, and show how great things God has done to you. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done to him. (Lk.8:26-39)

Healing the Gadarene demoniac

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Gadarene demoniac

St. John of Kronstadt

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Healing the Gadarene demoniac

Saint Luke (Vojno-Yasenetsky)

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Week 22 on Pentecost

 

There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and you are tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from there. Then he said, I pray you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house: For I have five brothers; that he may testify to them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the dead, they will repent. And he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. (Lk.16:19-31)

 

Parable of the rich man and Lazarus

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev)

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The Parable of the Rich and Lazarus

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Week twenty-two on Pentecost. The Gospel of Lazarus and the Richer

Saint Nicholas Serbsky (Velimirovich)

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Week 21 after Pentecost

A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell on a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bore fruit an hundred times. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that has ears to hear, let him hear. And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then comes the devil, and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. (Lk.8:5-15)

Parable of the Sower

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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Parable of the Sower

Archpriest Alexander Men

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The Gospel of the Lord Sower

St. Nicholas Serbian

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Week 20 after Pentecost

 

And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. Now when he came near to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said to her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier: and they that bore him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say to you, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God has visited his people. (Lk.7:11-16)

The resurrection of the son of the widow of Nain

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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Resurrection of the widow of Nain's son

Bishop Hilarion (Alpheus)

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"The Gospel of the day"

Archpriest Alexander Shargunov

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Week 19th on Pentecost

And as you would that men should do to you, do you also to them likewise. For if you love them which love you, what thank have you? For sinners also love those that love them. And if you do good to them which do good to you, what thank have you? For sinners also do even the same. And if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive, what thank have you? For sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind to the unthankful and to the evil. Be you therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. (Lk.6:31-36)

 

What prevents us from loving?

Prelate Luka Krymsky (Voino-Yasenetsky)

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Recognize after others the right to be yourself

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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The Gospel of Perfect Mercy

Saint Nicholas (Velimirovich)

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Week 18 after Pentecost

Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought to him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But for as much as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that you owe. And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and sought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay you all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told to their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said to him, O you wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt, because you desired me: Should not you also have had compassion on your fellow servant, even as I had pity on you? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due to him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also to you, if you from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. (Mt.18:23-35)

Parable of the unforgiving servant

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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The parable of the two debtors

Week 18 after Pentecost Metropolitan Hilarion (Alpheus)

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Week 18 after Pentecost

Archpriest Alexander Shargunov

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17th Sunday after Pentecost

 

And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed on him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said to Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said to him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at your word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net broke. And they beckoned to their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not; from now on you shall catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him. (Lk.5:1-11)

Miraculous Catch of fish

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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The Gospel of the rich catch of fish

Saint Nicholas (Velimirovich)

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Calling Lord pupils

Archpriest Alexander Shargunov

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Week 16th Pentecost

 

For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered to them his goods. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. But he that had received one went and dig in the earth, and hid his lord's money. After a long time the lord of those servants comes, and reckons with them. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, you delivered to me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. His lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, you delivered to me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord. Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew you that you are an hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not strewed: And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the earth: see, there you have that is yours. His lord answered and said to him, You wicked and slothful servant, you knew that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strewed: You ought therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received my own with usury. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it to him which has ten talents. For to every one that has shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that has not shall be taken away even that which he has. And cast you the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Mt.25:14-30)

The Parable of Talents

Saint Nicholas Serbsky (Velimirovich)

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Being a real Christian

Metropolitan of Kiev Vladimir (Sabodan)

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The Parable of Talents

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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15th Sunday after Pentecost

Then one of them… asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like to it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think you of Christ? Whose son is he? They say to him, The son of David. He said to them, How then does David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit you on my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither dared any man from that day forth ask him any more questions. (Mt.22:35-46)

«Love»

Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev (Sabodan)

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«Love the Lord your God ...»

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev)

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Which is the greatest commandment?

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Week 14th on Pentecost

 

And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables, and said, The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatted calves are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then said he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he said to him, Friend, how came you in here not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen. (Mt.22:1-14)

Week 14th on Pentecost. Parable of the wedding feast

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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"Many are called, but few are chosen." Week 14th Pentecost

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev)

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Marriage Feast (Week 14th Pentecost)

Metropolitan of Kiev Vladimir (Sabodan)

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13th Sunday after Pentecost

 

Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and dig a wine press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to farmers, and went into a far country: And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, that they might receive the fruits of it. And the farmers took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did to them likewise. But last of all he sent to them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. But when the farmers saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. When the lord therefore of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers? They say to him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard to other farmers, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus said to them, Did you never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes? (Mt.21:33-42)

Week 13: On the vineyard

Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky)

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13th Sunday after Pentecost: The parable of the vineyard

Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky)

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Thirteenth week after Pentecost. Gospel of the wicked husbandmen

Saint Nicholas (Velimirovich)

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12th Sunday after Pentecost

And, behold, one came and said to him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said to him, Why call you me good? There is none good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life, keep the commandments. He said to him, Which? Jesus said, You shall do no murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and your mother: and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The young man said to him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said to him, If you will be perfect, go and sell that you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. Then said Jesus to his disciples, Truly I say to you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say to you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. (Mt.19:16-26)

12th Sunday after Pentecost. The answer is Christ the rich young man

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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Jesus Christ beyond the Jordan area. The parable of the rich young man

Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad

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Twelfth week after Pentecost. The Gospel of the burden of wealth

Saint Nicholas Serbian (Velimirovich)

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11th Sunday after Pentecost

 

Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought to him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But for as much as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that you owe. And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and sought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay you all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told to their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said to him, O you wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt, because you desired me: Should not you also have had compassion on your fellow servant, even as I had pity on you? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due to him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also to you, if you from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. (Mt.18:23-35)

11th Sunday after Pentecost. The parable of the unmerciful debtor

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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The parable of two debtors. 11th Sunday after Pentecost

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alphaeus)

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11th Sunday after Pentecost

Archpriest Alexander Shargunov

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The 10th week after Pentecost

And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and sore vexed: for often he falls into the fire, and oft into the water. And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not cure him. Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him here to me. And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief: for truly I say to you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you. However, this kind goes not out but by prayer and fasting. And while they stayed in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of man shall bMsoNormale betrayed into the hands of men: And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry. (Mt.17:14-23)

Week 10 on Pentecost. Healing the Devil's Child

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Week 10 on Pentecost: the demon-possessed youth

Metropolitan Filaret (Ascension)

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Week 8 on Pentecost

And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals. But Jesus said to them, They need not depart; give you them to eat. And they say to him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. He said, Bring them here to me. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and broke, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him to the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. (Mt.14:14-22)

The challenge that Christ throws to us is the 8th week after Pentecost. Saturation of the people with five loaves

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Week 8th Pentecost - Miracle of the multiplication of loaves

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev)

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Eighth week after Pentecost. The Gospel of Multiplying Bread in an Empty Seat

Saint Nicholas (Velimirovich)

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Week 7th on Pentecost

 

And when Jesus departed there, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, You son of David, have mercy on us. And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus said to them, Believe you that I am able to do this? They said to him, Yes, Lord. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it to you. And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straightly charged them, saying, See that no man know it. But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country. As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spoke: and the multitudes marveled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. But the Pharisees said, He casts out devils through the prince of the devils. And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. (Mt.9:27-35)

Week 7 on Pentecost

Healing the two blind men and the mute

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Seventh week after Pentecost. The Gospel of the healed and incurable blind

Saint Nicholas (Velimirovich)

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Week 6th Pentecost

 

And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said to the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; your sins be forgiven you. And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemes. And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Why think you evil in your hearts? For whether is easier, to say, Your sins be forgiven you; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (then said he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house. And he arose, and departed to his house. But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled, and glorified God, which had given such power to men. (Mt.9:1-8)


Relaxed and four friends
Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh
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Word in the week of the sixth according to Pentecost
About prayer

 

Prelate Luka Krymsky (Voino-Yasenetsky)
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Week six on Pentecost.
Gospel of joy and malevolence

Saint Nicholas (Velimirovich)
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Sunday 5th after Pentecost

And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with you, Jesus, you Son of God? Are you come here to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils sought him, saying, If you cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said to them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they sought him that he would depart out of their coasts. And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. (Mt.8:28-9:1)

Sunday 5th after Pentecost. Healing the two devils

Metropolitan Anthony Surozsky

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Sunday 5th after Pentecost. Exile of the Beasts

Metropolitan Ilarion (Alfeyev)

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Sunday 5th after Pentecost. The Gospel of human salvation and the death of pigs

St. Nicholas (Velimirovich)

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Week 4 on Pentecost

And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came to him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lies at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus said to him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it. When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Truly I say to you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And I say to you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said to the centurion, Go your way; and as you have believed, so be it done to you. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour. (Mt.8:5-13)

Week 4 on Pentecost. Healing Servant of the Centurion

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Healing Servant of the Centurion

Archpriest Alexander Men

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The fourth week after Pentecost.The Gospel of Great Faith

Saint Nicholas (Velimirovich)

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3rd Sunday after Pentecost

 

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be single, your whole body shall be full of light. But if your eye be evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature? And why take you thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say to you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Why, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? Or, What shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. (Mt.6:22-33)

3rd Sunday after Pentecost. "The lamp of the body is the eye"

Bishop Hilarion (Alphaeus)

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3rd Sunday after Pentecost. "Seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness"

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Third Sunday after Pentecost. The Gospel of the purity of the mind

St. Nicholas Serbian (Velimirovic)

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2nd Week after Pentecost. Of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian land

 

And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he said to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. And going on from there, he saw other two brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him. And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought to him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan. And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came to him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. (Mt.4:18-5:12)

Word in the Week of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land

The saint Luke (Voyno-Yasenetsky)

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Sermon on the day of All Saints of the Russian Land

Metropolitan Anthony Surozhsky

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Of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land

Metropolitan Anthony Surozhsky

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Week 8 th Sunday of Pascha. Day of the Holy Trinity

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink. He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spoke he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? Has not the scripture said, That Christ comes of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was? So there was a division among the people because of him. And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him. Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said to them, Why have you not brought him? The officers answered, Never man spoke like this man. Then answered them the Pharisees, Are you also deceived? Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him? But this people who knows not the law are cursed. Nicodemus said to them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,) Does our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he does? They answered and said to him, Are you also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee rises no prophet... Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (Jn.7:37-52, 8:12)

On the day of the descent of the Holy Spirit fall on mankind first wafted through the Holy Spirit and breathes it. The Orthodox Church is full of the breath of these things, and others incompletely or not at all

St. Theophan the Recluse

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Pentecost. Day of the Holy Trinity

Archpriest Alexander Men

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Day of the Holy Trinity. Pentecost. The Gospel of the descent of the Holy Spirit

St. Nicholas Serbian (Velimirovic)

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Week 7th after Easter, holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

 

These words spoke Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify your Son, that your Son also may glorify you: As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have glorified you on the earth: I have finished the work which you gave me to do. And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was. I have manifested your name to the men which you gave me out of the world: your they were, and you gave them me; and they have kept your word. Now they have known that all things whatever you have given me are of you. For I have given to them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you, and they have believed that you did send me. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which you have given me; for they are yours. And all my are yours, and your are mine; and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to you. Holy Father, keep through your own name those whom you have given me, that they may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name: those that you gave me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth. (Jn.17:1-17)

 

The 7th week after Easter. The Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

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Seventh week after Easter. St. Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council. The Gospel of the Lord and Savior's Prayer for Us

St. Nicholas of Serbia (Velimirovich)

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Word is on the 7th week after Easter. Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

John (Peasant Woman), archm.

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Week 6 after Easter, about the blind

 

And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, And said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. The neighbors therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged? Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he. Therefore said they to him, How were your eyes opened? He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said to me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight. Then said they to him, Where is he? He said, I know not. They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind. And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. Then again the Pharisees also askmso-ansi-language: UK;EN-USed him how he had received his sight. He said to them, He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and do see. Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keeps not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them. They say to the blind man again, What say you of him, that he has opened your eyes? He said, He is a prophet. But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see? His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: But by what means he now sees, we know not; or who has opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. These words spoke his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him. Then again called they the man that was blind, and said to him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner. He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. Then said they to him again, What did he to you? How opened he your eyes? He answered them, I have told you already, and you did not hear: why would you hear it again? Will you also be his disciples? Then they reviled him, and said, You are his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples. We know that God spoke to Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from where he is. The man answered and said to them, Why herein is a marvelous thing, that you know not from where he is, and yet he has opened my eyes. Now we know that God hears not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and does his will, him he hears. Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. If this man were not of God, he could do nothing. They answered and said to him, You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us? And they cast him out. Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said to him, Do you believe on the Son of God? He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? And Jesus said to him, You have both seen him, and it is he that talks with you. And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him. (Jn.9:1-38)

Week 6 of Easter. About the blind

Metropolitan Anthony Surozhsky

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Sermon on a week of the blind

Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov)

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I was blind but now I see

Priest Sergei Gankovsky

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Week 2 on Easter, the Apostle Thomas. Antipascha

 

Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the middle, and said to them, Peace be to you. And when he had so said, he showed to them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the LORD. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be to you: as my Father has sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, Receive you the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins you remit, they are remitted to them; and whose soever sins you retain, they are retained. But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, We have seen the LORD. But he said to them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the middle, and said, Peace be to you. Then said he to Thomas, Reach here your finger, and behold my hands; and reach here your hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said to him, My LORD and my God. Jesus said to him, Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you might have life through his name. (Jn.20:19-31)

Lessons per week Antipaschi. About Christianity

St. Ignatius (Bryanchaninov)

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A lesson in a week to Fomin ("Showing them to the rutsa and nose, and his ribs" (John 20: 20))

St. Demetrius of Rostov

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FOLLOWING ON A WEEK

Holy Righteous John of Kronstadt

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Easter! Bright Resurrection of Christ!

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men th/strongemmso-ansi-language: EN-US; lang=rough him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came to his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bore witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spoke, He that comes after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. (Jn.1:1-17)

The word is cursing in the Holy Great Easter week

Prp. Theodore Studit

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Instructions for Holy Easter

The Monk Abba Dorofey

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The Gospel of the Winner of Death

Saint Nicholas Serbsky (Velimirovich)

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Palm Sunday. Entry into Jerusalem

Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him. Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment. Then said one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bore what was put therein. Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying has she kept this. For the poor always you have with you; but me you have not always. Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death; Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus. On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that comes in the name of the Lord. And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, your King comes, sitting on an ass's colt. These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things to him. The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bore record. For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle. (Jn.12:1-18)

6th week of Lent. The Entry into Jerusalem

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Entry into Jerusalem

Word in the Holy wmso-ansi-language: UK;eek of Palm. by st. John of Kronstadt

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Triumphal entry into Jerusalem

Saint Nicholas Serbian

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5th Week of Lent, Venerable. Mary of Egypt

And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen to him, Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered to the chief priests, and to the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles: And they shall mock him, and shall whip him, and shall spit on him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again. And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come to him, saying, Master, we would that you should do for us whatever we shall desire. And he said to them, What would you that I should do for you? They said to him, Grant to us that we may sit, one on your right hand, and the other on your left hand, in your glory. But Jesus said to them, You know not what you ask: can you drink of the cup that I drink of? And be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? And they said to him, We can. And Jesus said to them, You shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized with shall you be baptized: But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not my to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John. But Jesus called them to him, and said to them, You know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority on them. But so shall it not be among you: but whoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: And whoever of you will be the most chief, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. (Mk.10:32-45)

Teaching in the fifth week of Lent

St. John of Kronstadt

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Fifth week of Lent. About the ministry of the gospel and suffering of the Son of God

St. Nicholas Serbian (Velimirovic)

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5th Week of Lent. St. Mary of Egypt

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Week 4th of Lent, Venerable. John of the Ladder

One of the people answered and said, Master! I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit wheresoever he taketh him, throws him to the ground, and he foams and grinds his teeth, and stiffens. I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they could not. Responding to him, Jesus said, O faithless generation! How long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? Bring him to me. And they brought him to Him. As soon as [possessed] saw him, the spirit tare him; He fell to the ground, and wallowed foaming. And he asked [Jesus] his father, How long time do it with him? He said, since childhood; and repeatedly [spirit] cast him into the fire and into water, to destroy him; but if thou canst do anything, have compassion on us and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Immediately the boy's father exclaimed with tears: Lord, I believe! help thou mine unbelief. When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him: Deaf and dumb spirit! I command you, come out of him and enter no more into him. And crying out and convulsing him greatly, left; and he became as dead, so that many said that he had died. But Jesus took him by the hand, lifted him up; and he stood up. And when he was [Jesus] into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? And he said to them: This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and He did not want anyone to know. For he taught his disciples and said to them, that the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men, and they shall kill him, and after he has killed, resurrected on the third day. (Mar.9: 17-31)

Instruction in the fourth week of Lent. The value of the post with respect to the fallen spirits

St. Ignatius (Bryanchaninov)

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Week 4th of Lent. Venerable John of the Ladder

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Word in the fourth week of Lent

St. John of Kronstadt

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Week of the Crumbling

 

And when he had called the people to him with his disciples also, he said to them, Whoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. And he said to them, Truly I say to you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power. (Mk.8:34-9:1)

Teaching in the week of the Holy Cross

Holy Righteous John of Kronstadt

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Week of the 3rd Great Lent. Cross-worshiping

Anthony, Metropolitan of Sourozh

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Teaching in the third week of Lent. About the Crusade

St. Ignatius (Bryanchaninov)

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Sunday's second day of Lent

 

And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that mso-ansi-language: UK;he was in the house. And straightway many were gathered together, so that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word to them. And they come to him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. And when they could not come near to him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the sick of the palsy, Son, your sins be forgiven you. But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why does this man thus speak blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God only? And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said to them, Why reason you these things in your hearts? Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Your sins be forgiven you; or to say, Arise, and take up your bed, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (he said to the sick of the palsy,) I say to you, Arise, and take up your bed, and go your way into your house. And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; so that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion. (Mk.2:1-12)

Teachings for the second week

St. John Chrysostom

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Teaching in the second week of Lent

St. Righteous John of Kronstadt

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Teaching in the second week of Lent.

The importance of fasting for a person

St. Ignatius (Bryanchaninov)

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Week 1st of Lent, the Triumph of Orthodoxy

 

The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and finds Philip, and said to him, Follow me. Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip finds Nathanael, and said to him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. And Nathanael said to him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip said to him, Come and see. Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! Nathanael said to him, From where know you me? Jesus answered and said to him, Before that Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you. Nathanael answered and said to him, Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel. Jesus answered and said to him, Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, believe you? You shall see greater things than these. And he said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of man. (Jn.1:43-51)

Week Feast of Orthodoxy

Anthony, Metropolitan of Sourozh

 

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The word in the Sunday of Orthodoxy (About anathematization)

Holy Martyr Serafim (Chichagov)

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The triumph of orthodoxy. The Gospel of the Lord omniscient and of man, in whom is no guile

St. Nicholas Serbian

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Cheesefare Sunday. Remembering Adam exile. Forgiveness Week

 

For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Moreover when you fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear to men to fast. Truly I say to you, They have their reward. But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face; That you appear not to men to fast, but to your Father which is in secret: and your Father, which sees in secret, shall reward you openly. Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust does corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Mt.6:14-21)

Forgiveness Week

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Lesson on a Cheesefare week

St. John of Kronstadt

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Weekly Cheesefare

St. Theophan the Recluse

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Sunday of the Last Judgment (Feb. 19)

But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. And before Him shall be gathered all the nations; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And indeed He will set the sheep off His right, but the goats off the left hand. Then the King will say to those on His right, Come, the blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I hungered, and you gave Me food to eat; I thirsted, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you took Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me. Then the righteous will answer, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungry, and fed You; or thirsting, and gave You drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and took You in; or naked, and clothed You? And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and came to You? And answering, the King will say to them, Truly I say to you, In so far as you did it to one of these, the least of My brothers, you did it to Me. Then He will also say to those on His left, Go away from Me, cursed ones, into the everlasting fire having been prepared for the Devil and his angels. For I hungered, and you did not give Me a thing to eat. I thirsted and you did not give Me a thing to drink; I was a stranger, and you did not take Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me. Then they also will answer Him, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungering, or thirsting, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to You? Then He will answer them, saying, Truly I say to you, In so far as you did not do it to one of these, the least, neither did you do it to Me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into everlasting life. (Матф.25:31-46)

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Sunday of the Last Judgment

St. Nicholas Serbian (Velimirovic)

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From the teachings of the Sunday Meatfare

St. Ignatius (Bryanchaninov)

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On the Day of Judgment

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Sunday of the Prodigal Son (12 th of February)

A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me. And he divided to them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave to him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before you, And am no more worthy to be called your son: make me as one of your hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight, and am no more worthy to be called your son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring here the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. AnMsoNormald he said to him, Your brother is come; and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound. And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and entreated him. And he answering said to his father, See, these many years do I serve you, neither transgressed I at any time your commandment: and yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: But as soon as this your son was come, which has devoured your living with harlots, you have killed for him the fatted cmso-ansi-language: UK; lang=/span alf. And he said to him, Son, you are ever with me, and all that I have is yours. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this your brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found. (Lk.15:11-32)

The parable of the prodigal son

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Instruction in the week of the prodigal son

St. Ignatius (Bryanchaninov)

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Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Archpriest Alexander Shargunov

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Week 30 after Pentecost. The week before the Epiphany. (January 15)

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, which shall prepare your way before you. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. And there went out to him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins. And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey; And preached, saying, There comes one mightier than I after me, the lace of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. I indeed have baptized you with water: but h/pMsoNormalUKmso-ansi-language: EN-US;e shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. (Mk.1:1-8)

The sermon on the Sunday before the Theophany

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Word on the Sunday before the Theophany

Abbot Nikon (Vorobiev)

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Sunday before Epiphany

Hieromonk Vadim (Chinilkin)

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Week 24 after Pentecost. (4 December)

And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be, which you have provided? So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. (Lk.12:16-21)

The parable of the foolish rich man

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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The Gospel of the day

Archpriest Alexander Shargunov

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Week 21 after Pentecost. (the 13th of November)

And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither stayed in any house, but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with you, Jesus, you Son of God most high? I beseech you, torment me not. (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he broke the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) And Jesus asked him, saying, What is your name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. And they sought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they sought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them. Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked. When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country. Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed. Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about sought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again. Now the man out of whom the devils were departed sought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying, Return to your own house, and show how great things God has done to you. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done to him. (Lk.8:26-39)

Healing the Gadarene demoniac

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Gadarene demoniac

St. John lang=/spanspan style=UKp class=/strongp class=text-align: left;span style=of Kronstadt

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Healing the Gadarene demoniac

St. Luke (war-Yasenetsky)

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Week 19 after Pentecost. (October 30)

A sower went out to sow his seed: amso-ansi-language: UK;mso-ansi-language: EN-US;img src=p class= nd as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and i/pimages/stories/pvoskr.bmpspan style=MsoNormal mso-ansi-language: UK;MsoNormal lang=click heret was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell on a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bore fruit an hundred times. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that has ears to hear, let him hear. And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then comes the devil, and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. (Lk.8:5-15)

The Parable of the Sower

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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The Gospel of the Lord Sower

St. Nicholas Serbian

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Week 18 after Pentecost. (October 23)

And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. Now when he came near to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said to her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier: and they that bore him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say to you, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God has visited his people. (Lk.7:11-16)

The resurrection of the son of /spanthe widow of Nain

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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The resurrection of the son of the widow of Nain

Bishop Hilarion (Alpheus)

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"The Gospel of the day"

Archpriest Alexander Shargunov

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Week 17 after Pentecost. (16 October)

And as you would that men should do to you, do you also to them likewise. For if you love them which love you, what thank have you? For sinners also love those that love them. And if you do good to them which do good to you, what thank have you? For sinners also do even the same. And if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive, what thank have you? For sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind to the unthankful and to the evil. Be you therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. (Lk.6:31-36)

What prevents us to love?

St Luke Crimea (war-Yasenetsky)

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To recognize the right of the other to be himself

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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The gospel of perfect charity

Saint Nicholas (Velimirovic)

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Week 16 after Pentecost. (October 9)

And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed on him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now lang=EN-USem when he had left speaking, he said to Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said to him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at your word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net broke. And they beckoned to their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not; from now on you shall catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him. (Lk.5:1-11)

Miraculous catch of fish

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Gospel about the rich catch of fish

Saint Nicholas (Velimirovic)

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Calling the disciples the Lord

Archpriest Alexander Shargunov

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Week 15 after Pentecost. (2 October)

Then one of them… asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like to it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think you of Christ? Whose son is he? They say to him, The son of David. He said to them, How then does David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit you on my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither dared any man from that day forth ask him any more questions. (Mt.22:35-46)

Love MsoNormalemUKUKthe

Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev (Sabodan)

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What is the greatest commandment?

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Week 15 after Pentecost

Archpriest Alexander Shargunov

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Week 14th on Pentecost. (25 September)

 

And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables, and said, The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatted calves are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then said he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he said to him, Friend, how came you in here not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen. (Mt.22:1-14)

Week 14th on Pentecost. The parable of marriage Piraeus

Metropolitan Anthony Surozhskyy

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Week 14th on Pentecost

Bishop Mitrofan (link-Borowski)

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Weetext-align: left;k 14th on Pentecost

The Kiev Metropolitan Vladimir (UOC-MP)

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Week 13 after Pentecost. (18 September)

Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and dig a wine press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to farmers, and went into a far country: And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, that they might receive the fruits of it. And the farmers took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did to them likewise. But last of all he sent to them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. But when the farmers saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. When the lord therefore of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers? They say to him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard to other farmers, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus said to them, Did you never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes? (Mt.21:33-42)

Week 13: On the vineyard

Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky)

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Week 13 after Pentecost: The parable of the vineyard

Metropolp class=p class=UKitan Filaret (Voznesensky)

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Thirteen Week after Pentecost. The Gospel of the wicked husbandmen

Saint Nicholas (Velimirovic)

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Week 12 after Pentecost. (11 September)

And, behold, one came and said to him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said to him, Why call you me good? There is none good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life, keep the commandments. He said to him, Which? Jesus said, You shall do no murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and your mother: and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The young man said to him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said to him, If you will be perfect, go and sell that you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. Then said Jesus to his disciples, Truly I say to you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say to you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. (Mt.19:16-26)

Week 12 after Pentecost. A rich young man Jesus

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Jesus Christ in the area beyond the Jordan. The parable of the rich young man

Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kal lang=span style=mso-ansi-language: UK;UKspan style= lang= lang=p class=iningrad Kirill

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Twelfth Week after Pentecost. The Gospel of Wealth burden

St. Nicholas Serbian (Velimirovic)

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Week 11 after Pentecost. (4 September)

Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a certain king, which would take account of h/p/spanis servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought to him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But for as much as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that you owe. And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and sought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay you all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told to their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said to him, O you wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt, because you desired me: Should not you also have had compassion on your fellow servant, even as I had pity on you? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due to him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also to you, if you from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. (Mt.18:23-35)

Week 11 after Pentecost. Parable of the unforgiving/spanspan style= align=UKUK servant

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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The parable of the two debtors. Week 11 afp class=mso-ansi-language: UK; mso-ansi-language: UK;MsoNormalter Pentecost

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alpheus)

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Week 11 after Pentecost

Archpriest Alexander Shargunov

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Week 10 after Pentecost. (August 28)

And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and sore vexed: for often he falls into the fire, and oft into the water. And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not cure him. Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him here to me. And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief: for truly I say to you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you. However, this kind goes not out but by prayer and fasting. And while they stayed in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry. (Mt.17:14-23)

Week 10 after Pentecost. Healing demon-possessed boy

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Week 10 after Pentecost: the young man possessed

Metropolitan Filaret (Voznesensky)

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Week 9 after Pentecost. (21 August)

 

And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, ap class=/p/pMsoNormalspan style= lang=p class=MsoNormalnd to go before him to the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. But the ship was now in the middle of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spoke to them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be you, bid me come to you on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to MsoNormal/span lang= MsoNormalspan style=p class=sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus /p p class=UK lang=MsoNormalEN-UStext-align: center;stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth you are the Son of God. And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. (Mt.14:22-34)

Week 9 after Pentecost. Life Saving Peter

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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O Lord! Save me (Week 9 after Pentecost)

Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev

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Week 9 after Pentecost: "According to your faith you will"

Metropolitan Filaret (Voznesensky)

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Week 5 after Pentecost. (24 July)

And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with you, Jesus, you Son of God? Are you come here to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils sought him, saying, If you cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said to them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they sought him that he would depart out of their coasts. And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. (Mt.8:28-9:1)

Week 5 after Pentecost. Healing two pimages/02_18_09_2016.docp class=span style=ossessed

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Week 5 after Pentecost. Casting out demons

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alpheus)

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Fifth week after Pentecost. The gospel of the salvation of man and the destruction of pigs

Saint Nicholas (Velimirovic)

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Week 4 after Pentecost. (July 17th)

And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came to him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lies at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus said to him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it. When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Truly I say to you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And I say to you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer dar align=UK lang=MsoNormalTo download the material, lang=click here kness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said to the centurion, Go your way; and as you have believed, so be it done to you. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour. (Mt.8:5-13)

Week 4 after Pentecost. Healing the centurion's servant

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Healing the centurion's servant

Archpriest Alexander Men

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Week Four after Pentecost

the great faith of the gospel

Saint Nicholas (Veli/emMsoNormalEN-USspan style=mirovic)

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Week 3 after Pentecost. (10 July)

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be single, your whole body shall be full of light. But if your eye be evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor UK mso-ansi-language: UK; lang= lang= MsoNormalgather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature? And why take you thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say to you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Why, if God so clspan style= lang=MsoNormala href=images/stories/013_po_50.bmpp class=span style=/pp class=span style=othe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? Or, What shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. (Mt.6:22-33)

Week 3 after Pentecost. "The lamp of the body is the eye"

Bishop Hilarion (Alpheus)

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Week 3 after Pentecost. "Seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness"

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Third week after Pentecost. Gospel of purity of mind

St. Nicholas Serbian (Velimirovic)

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Week 2 after Pentecost. All Saints Resplendent in the Russian land. (3 July)

And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he said to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. And going on from there, he saw other two brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him. And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought to him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and frommso-ansi-language: EN-US;Metropolitan Filaret (Voznesensky)leftp class=/span Judaea, and from beyond Jordan. And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came to him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. (Mt.4:18-5:12)

Word in the week of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land

St. Luke (war-Yasenetsky)

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The sermon on the day of All Saints of the Russian land

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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All Saints Resplendent in UKMsoNormalMsoNormalspan style=MsoNormal/spanMsoNormalthe Russian Land

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Week 8 th Sunday of Pascha. Day of the Holy Trinity. Pentecost. (June 19)

 

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink. He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spoke he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) Many of the peoplep class=MsoNormal therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? Has not the scripture said, That Christ comes of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was? So there was a division among the people because of him. And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him. Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said to them, Why have you not brought him? The officers answered, Never man spoke like this man. Then answered them the Pharisees, Are you also deceived? Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him? But this people who knows not the law are cursed. Nicodemus said to them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,) Does our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he does? They answered and said to him, Are you also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee rises no prophet... Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (Jn.7:37-52, 8:12)

On the day of the descent of the Holy Spirit fall on mankind first wafted through the Holy Spirit and breathes it. The Orthodox Church is full of the breath of these things, and others incompletely or not at all

St. Theophan the Recluse

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Pentecost. Day of the Holy Trinity

Archpriest Alexander Men

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Day of the Holy Trinity. Pentecost. The Gospel of the descent of the Holy Spirit

St. Nicholas Serbian (Velimirovic)

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7th Week on Easter, Father svyatыh Vselenskoho the First Council (325). (June 12)

These words spoke Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify your Son, that your Son also may glorify you: As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have glorified you on the earth: I have finished the work which you gave me to do. And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was. I have manifested your name to the men which you gave me out of the world: your they were, and you gave them me; and they have kept your word. Now they have known that all things whatever you have given me are of you. For I have given to them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you, and they have believed that you did send me. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which you have given me; for they are yours. And all my are yours, and your are mine; and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to you. Holy Father, keep through your own name those whom you have given me, that they may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name: those that you gave me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. (Jn.17:1-13)

"7th Week on Easter"

Metropolitan Anthony Surozhskyy

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7th Week on Easter, svyatыh fathers I Vselenskoho Council (325).

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Sedmaya Week on Easter, Sts. Father Vselenskoho the First Council. Prayer Gospel of the Lord and Savior for us

St. Nicholas Serbskyy (Velymyrovych)

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Week 6th after Easter. On the blind. (June 5)

 

And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, And said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. The neighbors therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged? Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he. Therefore said they to him, How were your eyes opened? He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said to me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight. Then said they to him, Where is he? He said, I know not. They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind. And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said to them, He put clay on my eyes, and I wclick herespan style=images/03_021_08_2016.docMsoNormalimages/01_03_07_2016.docmso-ansi-language: EN-US;EN-USashed, and do see. Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keeps not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them. They say to the blind man again, What say you of him, that he has opened your eyes? He said, He is a prophet. But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see? His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: But by what means he now sees, we know not; or who has opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. These words spoke his parents, becausespan style=strong /pp class=mso-ansi-language: EN-US;img class= they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him. Then again called they the man that was blind, and said to him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner. He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. Then said they to him again, What did he to you? How opened he your eyes? He answered them, I have told you already, and you did not hear: why would you hear it again? Will you also be his disciples? Then they reviled him, and/p/pp class= said, You are his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples. We know that God spoke to Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from where he is. The man answered and said to them, Why herein is a marvelous thing, that you know not from where he is, and yet he has opened my eyes. Now we know that God hears not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and does his will, him he hears. Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. If this man were not of God, he could do nothing. They answered and said to him, You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us? And they cast him out. Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said to him, Do you believe on the Son of God? He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? And Jesus said to him, You have both seen him, and it is he that talks with you. And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him. (Jn.9:1-38)

Week 6th after Easter. On the blind

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Sermon in the week about the blind

Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov)

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I was blind, now I see

Priest Sergei Gankovsky

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5th Week on Easter, at samaryanыne. (29 May)

Then comes he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. There comes a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus said to her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away to the city to buy meat.) Then said the woman of Samaria to him, How is it that you, being a Jew, ask drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that said to you, Give me to drink; you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water. The woman said to him, Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from where then have you that living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said to her, Whoever drinks of this water shall thirst again: But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Landtext-align: center;p class=shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. The woman said to him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come here to draw. Jesus said to her, Go, call your husband, and come here. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said to her, You have well UK strongsaid, I have no husband: For you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband: in that said you truly. The woman said to him, Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and you say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus said to her, Woman, believe me, the hour comes, whMsoNormalMsoNormalSeek the Kingdom of God and His righteousnessemSt. Theophan the Recluse lang=/strongen you shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship you know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman said to him, I know that Messias comes, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus said to her, I that speak to you am he. And on this came his disciples, and marveled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seek you? Or, Why talk you with her? The woman then left her water pot, and went her way into the city, and said to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all thing/pp class=/p/pUK / s that ever I did: is not this the Christ? Then they went out of the city, and came to him. In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. But he said to them, I have meat to eat that you know not of. Therefore said the disciples one to another, Has any man brought him ought to eat? Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. Say not you, There are yet four months, and then comes harvest? Behold, I say to you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit to life eternal: that both he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together. And herein is that saying true, One sows, and another reaps. I sent you to reap that where on you bestowed no labor: other men labored, and you are entered into their labors. And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did. So when the Samaritans were come to him, they sought him that he would tarry with them: and he stayed there two days. And many more believed because of his own word; And said to the woman, Now we believe, not because of your saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world. (Jn.4:5-42)

5th Week on Easter. Oh samaryanыne

Metropolitan Anthony Surozhskyy

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Pouchenye in the 5th week on Easter, at samaryanыne

Metropolitan Yoann (Vendland)

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Week of samaryanыne: razbyratsya a question of faith

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Week 4th Sunday of Pascha, of the Paralytic. (22nd of May)

After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of weak folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatever disease he had. And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he said to him, Will you be made whole? The weak man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steps down before me. Jesus said to him, Rise, take up your bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up class=p class=/pMsoNormalspan style= lang=p his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath. The Jews therefore said to him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for you to carry your bed. He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said to me, Take up your bed, and walk. Then asked they him, What man is that which said to you, Take up your bed, and walk? And he that was healed knew not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place. Afterward Jesus finds him in the temple, and said to him, Behold, you are made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come to you. The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole. (Jn.5:1-15)

About relaxed

Anthony Bloom, Metropolitan

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Teachings in the week of the Paralytic

About God's punishment

St. Ignatius (Bryanchaninov)

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Week Four after Easter

The Gospelspan style=EN-USp class=images/03_07_12_2016 .doc  of the miracle at Bethesda

St. Nicholas Serbian (Velimirovic)

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Antipascha. Week 2nd Sunday of Pascha, St. Thomas. (May 8)

Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the middle, and said to them, Peace be to you. And when he had so said, he showed to them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the LORD. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be to you: as my Father has sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, Receive you the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins you remit, they are remitted to them; and whose soever sins you retain, they are retained. But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, We have seen the LORD. But he said to them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into h/spanis side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the middle, and said, Peace be to you. Then said he to Thomas, Reach here your finger, and behold my handspp class=/span; and reach here your hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said to him, My LORD and my God. Jesus said to him, Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you might have life through his name. (Jn.20:19-31)

 

Instruction week Antipascha. About Christianity

St. Ignatius (Bryanchaninov)

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Instruction week Fomin

St. Dimitry of Rostov

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Instruction week Fomin

St. John of Kronstadt

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Easter! Bright Resurrection of Christ! (1st of May)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came to his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will The lamp of the body is the eye lang=mso-ansi-language: EN-US;of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bore witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spoke, He that comes after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. (Jn.1:1-17)

Word in the Holy Catechetical. Great week of Easter

Venerable. Theodore the Studite

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Homily at Holy Pascha

Venerable Dorotheus

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About the winner of the death of the Gospel

St. Nicholas Serbian (Velimirovic)

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Palm Sunday. Entry into Jerusalem. (24 April)

Themso-ansi-language: EN-US;p class= style=mso-ansi-language: UK;/span n Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had been dead, whom he raised from the deaspan style=UKp class=/strong d. There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him. Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment. Then said one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bore what was put therein. Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day ofp class=St. Ignatius (Bryanchaninov) my burying has she kept this. For the poor always you have with you; but me you have not always. Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death/pspan style=/span; Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus. On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that comes in the name of the Lord. And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, your King comes, sitting on an ass's colt. These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things to him. The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bore record. For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle. (Jn.12:1-18)

 

Week 6 th of Lent. Entry into Jerusalem

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Entry into Jerusalem

Word in the Holy Week Wailly. rights. John of Kronstadt

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A solemn entry into Jerusalem

St. Nicholas Serbian

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Week 5th of Lent, Venerable. Mary of Egypt. (17 April)

 

And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen to him, Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered to the chief priests, and to the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles: And they shall mock him, and shall whip him, and shall spit on him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again. And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come to him, saying, Master, we would that you should do for us whatever we shall desire. And he said to them, What would you that I should do for you? They said to him, Grant to us that w For material loading, /p sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death/pspan style=/span; Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus. On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that comes in the name of the Lord. And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, your King comes, sitting on an asstext-align: center;e may sit, one on your right hand, and the other on your left hand, in your glory. But Jesus said to them, You knleftUK lang=/span/span lang=Instruction week Fominow not what you ask: cspan style= p style=p align=an you drink of the cup that I drink of? And be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? And they said to him, We can. And Jesus said to them, You shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized with shall you be baptized: But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not my to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John. But Jesus called them to him, and said to them, You know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority on them. But so shall it not be among you: but whoever will be great among you, shall bMsoNormalstrong lang=/strong lang=e your minister: And whoever of you will be the most chief, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. (Mk.10:32-45)

Instruction in the fifth week of Lent

St. John of Kronstadt

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Fifth week of Lent.

The Gospel of the ministry and the suffering of the Son of God

St. Nicholas Serbian (Velimirovic)

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Week 5th of Lent. St. Mary of Egypt

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Week 4th of Lent, Venerable. John of the Ladder. (April 10th)

One of the people answered and said, Master! I have brought unto thee my son, whiArchimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov) lang=strong/emch hath a dumb spirit wheresoever he taketh him, throws him to the ground, and he foams and grinds his teeth, and stiffens. I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they could not. Responding to him, Jesus said, O faithless generation! How long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? Bring him to me. And they brought him to Him. As soon as [possessed] saw him, the spirit tare him; He fell to the ground, and wallowed foaming. And he asked [Jesus] his father, How long time do it with him? He said, since childhood; and repeatedly [spirit] cast him into the fire and into water, to destroy him; but if thou canst do anything, have comEN-US/strongpassion on us and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Immediately the boy's father exclaimed with tears: Lord, I believe! help thou mine unbelief. When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him: Deaf and dumb spirit! I command you, come out of him and enter no more into him. And crying out and convulsing him greatly, left; and he became as dead, so that many said that he had died. But Jesus took him by the hand, lifted him up; and he stood up. And when he was [Jesus] into the house, his disciples asked him pp/privately, Why could not we cast him out? And he said to them: This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and He did not want anyone to know. For he taught his disciples and said to them, that the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men, and they shall kill him, and after he has killed, resurrected on the third day. (Mar.9: 17-31)

Instruction in the fourth week of Lent. The value of the post with respect to the fallen spirits

St. Ignatius (Bryanchaninov)

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Week 4th of Lent. Venerable John of the Ladder

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Word in the fourth week of Lent

St. John of Kronstadt

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Krestopoklonnaya Week (April 3)

 

And when he had called the people to him with his disciples also, he said to them, Whoever will come after me, let him deny h Nicholas Serbian (Velimirovic)imself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. And he said to them, Truly I say to you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power. (Mk.8:34-9 lang=a href=:1)

 

Pouchenye a week Krestopoklonnuyu

St. Pravednыy Yoann Kronshtadtskyy

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3rd Week of Lent. Krestopoklonnaya

Anthony, Metropolitan Surozhskyy

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Pouchenye in the third week of Lent.

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St. Yhnatyy (Bryanchaninov)

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Sunday's second day of Lent (27 March)

And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. And straightway many were gathered together, so that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word to them. And they come to him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. And when they could not come near to him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the sick of the palsy, Son, your sins be forgiven you. But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoni/pVenerable. Theodore the Studite /p ng in their hearts, Why does this man thus speak blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God only? And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said to them, Why reason you these things in your hearts? Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Your sins be forgiven you; or to say, Arise, and take up your bed, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (he said to the sick of the palsy,) I say to you, AriseUKimg src=/em, and take up your bed, and go your way into your house. And MsoNormalEN-USimmediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; so that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion. (Mk.2:1-12)

Homily for the second week of Great Lent

St. John Chrysostom

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Instruction in the second week of Lent

St. John of Kronstadt

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Instruction in the second week of Lent.

The value of fasting for man

St. Ignatius (Bryanchaninov)

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Week 1st of Lent, the Triumph of Orthodoxy. (20th of March)

 

The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and finds Philip, and said to him, Follow me. Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip finds Nathanael, and said to him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. And Nathanael said to him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip said to him, Come and see. Jesus saw Nathanael cominTeachings in the week of the ParalyticTo download the material, g to him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! Nathanael said to him, From where know you me? Jesus answered and said to him, Before that Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you. Nathanael answered and said to him, Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel. Jesus answered and said to him, Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, believe you? You shall see greater things than these. And he said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of man. (Jn.1:43-51)

Week Feast of Orthodoxy

Anthony, Metropolitan of Sourozh

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The word in the Sunday of Orthodoxy (About anathematization)

Holy Martyr Serafim (Chichagov)

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The triumph of orthodoxy. The Gospel of the Lord omniscient and of man, in whom is no guile

St. Nicholas Serbian

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Week Cheesefare. Remembering Adam's expulsion. Forgiveness Sunday. (March 13)

For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Moreover when you fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear to men to fast. Truly I say to you, They have their reward. But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face; That you appear not to men to fast, but to your Father which is in secret: and your Father, which sees a href= lang= in secret, shall reward you openly. Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust does corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Mt.6:14-21)

Forgiveness Sunday

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Instruction week Cheesefare

St. John of Kronstadt

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In the week Cheesefare

St. Theophan the Recluse

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Sunday of the Last Judgment. (March, 6)

When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungered, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came to me. (Mt.25:31-36)

On the Day of Judgment

 

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Sunday of the Last Judgment

St. Nicholas Serbian (Velimirovic)

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From the teachings of the Sunday Meatfare

St. Ignatius (Bryanchaninov)

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Sunday of the Prodigal Son. (28th of February)

 

A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me. And he divided to them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous l /spaniving. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave to him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before you, And am no more worthy to be called your son: make me as one of your hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your align=text-align: center;p class= sight, and am no more worthy to be called your son. But the father said to his servants, Brin/strong0images/02_2016_vhod.docspan style=/p/emg forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring here the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. And he said to him, Your brother is come; and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound. And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and entreated him. And he answering said to his father, See, these many years do I serve you, neither transgressed I at any time your commandment: and yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: But as soon as this your son was come, which has devoured your living with harlots, you have killed for him the fatted calf. And he said to him, Son, you are ever with me, and all that I have is yours. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this your brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found. (Lk.15/p/span click hereTo download the material, :11-32)

 

The parable of the prodigal son

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Instruction in the week of the prodigal son

St. Ignatius (Bryanchaninov)

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Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Archpriest Alexander Shargunov

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Week of Publican and Pharisees. (21 February)

 

Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood anpptext-indent: 0cm;d prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortionists, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but smote on his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted. (Lk.18:10-14)

Week of Publican and Pharisees. Gospel truly about and imaginary worshipers

St. Nicholas Serbskyy (Velymyrovych)

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Week of Publican and Pharisees

Metropolitan Anthony Surozhskyy

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And prayers of repentance

St. Yhnatyy (Bryanchaninov)

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Week 37 after Pentecost. (The 14th of February)

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About Zacchaeus

St. Ignatius (Bryanchaninov)

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The gospel of repentance Zacchaeus

Saint Nicholas (Velimirovic)

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The story of Zacchaeus

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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Week 36 after Pentecost. (February 7)

And it came to pass, that as he was come near to Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: And he/pSundayMsoNormalp class=EN-US p class=emaring t lang=hr / lang=p class= style=he multitude pass by, he asked what it mean /pclick here style=EN-USUKt. And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passes by. And he cried, saying, Jesus, you son of David, have mercy on me. And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, You son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought to him: and when he was come near, he asked him, Saying, What will you that I shall do to you? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. And Jesus said to him, Receive your sight: your faith has saved you. And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God. (Lk.18:35-43)

 

Blind Bartimaeus

 

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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The Gospel of the blind Bartimaeus

St. Nicholas Serbian (Velimirovic)

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Word of the Blind Man of Jericho

Metropolitan of Tashkent and Central Asia Vladimir (Ikim)

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35th week on Pentecost. (31 January)

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said to him, Why call you me good? None is good, save one, that is, God. You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and your mother. And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up. Now wh border=/pspan style=MsoNormalen Jesus heard these things, he said to him, Yet lack you one thing: sell all that you have, and distribut/emspan style=mso-ansi-language: EN-US; lang=UKem/spane to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich. And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved? And he said, The things which arimages/stories/3vp.bmpMsoNormalMsoNormalMsoNormale impossible with men are possible with God. (Lk.18:18-27)

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Metropolitan Anthony Surozhskyy

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Tolkovanye for Each Day Gospel Manuscript

Archpriest Alexander Shargunov

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Prophet Nahum (7th c. B.C.). Righteous Philaret the Merciful of Amnia in Asia Minor (792). Martyr Ananias of Persia. St. Eligius, bishop of Noyon (660) (Neth.). St. Onesimus, archbishop of Ephesus (Greek). Sts. Ananias and Solochonus, archbishops of Ephesus (Greek). Venerable Anthony the New, monk of Kios in Bithynia (865) (Greek). Venerable Ioannicus of Devich (Serbia). St. Austremoine, first bishop of Clermont and apostle of the Auvergne (3rd c.). St. Theoclites, bishop of Sparta (870). St. Botolph, of Boston (England), abbot and confessor (680) (Celtic & British). St. Tudwal, bishop of Lan Pabu.
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