Saturday, July 24, 2021 UTC

MARCH 29: GREAT AND HOLY MONDAY

BRIDEGROOM MATINS (LIVE-STREAMED): 9:00 AM, PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY (LIVE-STREAMED): 6:00 PM. NOTE: Confessions will be available one hour after Matins and one hour before Presanctified.

PROPERS BRIDEGROOM MATINS: Bridegroom_Matins

E-VERSION PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY: PresanctifiedGifts

Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/

Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream

BYZANTINE LITURGICAL THEOLOGY OF GREAT & HOLY WEEK – HOLY MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: Byzantine Liturgical Theology of Great and Holy Week Holy Monday Tuesday Wednesday

The Monday of Holy Week we read Matthew 24: 3-35. The theme of this Gospel is “the signs of the end of an age” and the Parable of the Fig Tree. Concerning the “end times”, in which “Jesus cautions His disciples not to be mislead by false promises about the Messiah, but rather to be encouraged by the promise that there will be clear signs when the Son of Man comes to gather his chosen ones.” The fig tree was a symbol for us knowing Christ’s return is near when we see certain signs mentioned earlier in this Gospel.  It also represents the synegouge not providing the leadership of virtue to its people. Therefore, if we live as if Christ’s coming is tomorrow, then we will strive to be prepared for it. Therefore, examine your faith & determine if you are ready for Christ’s return as if it may be tomorrow!