Wednesday, October 27, 2021 UTC

AUG 29: 14TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

hqdefault AUG 29: CONFESSION – 08:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 9:00 AM (LIVE-STREAMED), DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM. NOTE: Cary’s State of Emergency declaration, effective August 18, 2021 at 5 p.m., requires masks in all public and private indoor spaces within Cary’s town limits. This includes citizens over the age of five, regardless of vaccination status.

PROPERS: 08-29-21_Sunday_DL

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

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

On this Sunday, there are two Gospel readings. The first is Matthew 22:1-14, The Parable of the Wedding Banquet. In this parable Jesus states the kingdom of heaven is compared to a king who gives a wedding banquet for his son. When those invited refuse and mistreat his servants, the king invites all to fill the banquet hall. But when one guest is discovered without the appropriate wedding garment, he is expelled with the warning that “many are called, but few are chosen.” This parable underscores the common themes of the kingdom of God and the seriousness of call to discipleship. To enter without the wedding garment provided by the host is to despise his generous hospitality. Responsible and obedient discipleship is still required of all who respond to the king’s invitation, and there will come a time of judgment for all who presume on his generosity.

The second Gospel Reading is reading is Mark 6:14-29. This reading recounts the death/beheading of John the Baptist. This is a day of Strict Fast until Sundown, Thursday 29 August. Traditionally, nothing is eaten which is naturally spherical or round in form, and nothing is served on a plate or platter.