Monday, August 20, 2018 UTC

APRIL 7, 8, 10 & 11: THOMAS SUNDAY (2ND PASCHAL SUNDAY)

thomas_01 APR 7: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; APRIL 8: MATINS – 7:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:30 AM; APRIL 10: DIVINE LITURGY & CATECHISM- 11:00 AM; APRIL 11: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:00 PM.

The Gospel reading, 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.