Saturday, July 11, 2020 UTC

JULY 12: 6TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

rasslablenniy_431 JULY 21: DIVINE LITURGY – 8:30 AM (LIVE-STREAMED)

Propers can be found here: https://mci.archpitt.org/sheetmusic/general/Sunday_T5_DL.pdf

If you are not able to tune in anywhere to participate in the Liturgy, you may pray the Typika service at home . Father David Petras has been assembling a Typika service for each Sunday, which also includes a spiritual Communion, and the hymns and readings of the day.

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

The Gospel Reading for this Sunday is Matthew 9:1-8 in which Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man. We learn that not only does Jesus have authority, but we have an account of an event that shows that He has authority to forgive sins. For Jesus the forgiving of sins and the healing of diseases are two sides of His mission, with the forgiveness of sins being the most important. Additionally, He defends His authority to forgive sins to the Pharisees who time and again rebuke Him.  Additionally, we learn that sin can cause us “spiritual paralysis” by controlling all aspects of our lives. We see how repeatedly Jesus goes out of His way to minister to sinners and then forgive and heal them. We see the power in that and how we need Jesus in our lives to help us to help us “get us off our mats.