Thursday, June 13, 2024 UTC

JUNE 30: 6TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, SYNAXIS OF THE 12 APOSTLES, AND ALTAR SERVER TRAINING

rasslablenniy_431 JULY 9: CONFESSION – 08:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 9:00 AM (LIVE-STREAMED), ALTAR SERVER TRAINING – 10:15 AM; DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM.

PROPERS: 06-30-24_Sunday_DL

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

GOD WITH US ON-LINE Catechetical Resources for The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost (from July 4, 2021): https://godwithusonline.org/reflections/the-sixth-sunday-after-pentecost-ruthenian/

We commemorate The Synaxis of the Glorious and All-Praiseworthy Twelve Apostles of Christ today also. See the following post.

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 in order to help us “get off our mats.”

 

 

 

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