Thursday, August 13, 2020 UTC

APRIL 19 & 22:THOMAS SUNDAY (2ND PASCHAL SUNDAY)

thomas_01 APR 19: CONFESSION – CANCELLED, 3RD HOUR – CANCELLED, DIVINE LITURGY (PRIVATE) – 08:30 AM; APRIL 22: DIVINE LITURGY (PRIVATE) – CANCELLED.  Fr. Mark streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/

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

The Gospel reading to today is John 20:19-31, recounts the story of Christ appearing to the Apostle Thomas in order to dispel his doubt about the Resurrection. Thomas is remembered for his confession of faith: “My Lord and my God,” thus being the first to publicly proclaim the two natures of Christ: human and divine. Also we read in the Gospel, John 15:17-16:2 in which Jesus is addressing the Apostles (minus Judas) on the eve of his crucifixion.  We get a clear vision of world hatred, but what is most important is loving one another and bearing witness to God.