Monday, February 6, 2023 UTC

JAN 15: 32ND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

    JAN 15: CONFESSION – 08:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 9;00 AM (LIVE-STREAMED), DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM.

PROPERS: Sunday_T7_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

GOD WITH US ON LINE CATECHETICAL RESOURCES – 34th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (from January 15, 2023): https://godwithusonline.org/reflections/the-thirty-fourth-sunday-after-pentecost-ruthenian/

GOD WITH US ON LINE CATECHETICAL RESOURCES – 32nd SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (from January 23, 2022): https://godwithusonline.org/reflections/the-sunday-of-the-canaanite-woman-ruthenian/

This Sunday’s Gospel reading (according to the Byzantine Wall Calendar) is Matthew 15:21-28, The Faith of a Canaanite Women, in which Jesus leaves the region of Galilee and went north into the region of Tyre and Sidon. This was His first visit to a Gentile nation. While there, Jesus is approached by a Canaanite woman, who sought help for her demon-possessed daughter.  Though the disciples wanted her to go away, her faith persisted and she refusd to be deterred, and Jesus Christ rewarded her for it. He states that her faith was great and that her daughter was healed. Thus, great faith, commitment, and courage brings great rewards. The apostles received an important lesson.

According to God with Us On-line, the Gospel Reading is for the 34th Sunday after Pentecost, which is Luke 18:35-43, A Blind Man Wants to See. We read the persistance and faith of a blind man as Jesus enters Jericho. Because of this, his “faith has saved” him and now he sees. The reading is as follows:

“As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard a crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” Then he shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Those who were in front sternly ordered him to be quiet; but he shouted even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stood still and ordered the man to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me see again.” Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has saved you.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, praised God.”