Thursday, May 23, 2024 UTC

MAY 26: SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS AND ALTAR SERVER TRAINING

AllSaints  MAY 26: CONFESSION – 8:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 09:00 AM (LIVE-STREAMED), ALTAR SERVER TRAINING – 10:15 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM.

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

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

GOD WITH US ON-LINE CATECHETICAL RESOURSES: SUNDAY OF ALL SAINTS (from June 12, 2022): https://godwithusonline.org/reflections/the-sunday-of-all-saints-ruthenian/

The first Sunday after the Feast of Holy Pentecost is observed as the Sunday of All Saints.  This day has been designated as a commemoration of all of the Saints, all the Righteous, the Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors, Shepherds, Teachers, and Holy Monastics, both men and women, known and unknown, from the time of Adam until the end of time, who have glorified God by their holy lives. The icon for Sunday of All Saints depicts our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ seated above the throne of heaven surrounded by the Saints.

The Gospel reading for today is from Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38, 19:27-30, which focuses on how we can become holy. This is the purpose of Christianity and the church – to guide people towards holiness – to become Saints. The scriptures today are instructions about how to become a Saint. We must have true faith and live the faith and not merely believe in something. We must demonstrate this by what we say, by what we do, and who we are. We, therefore, must  “take up our cross” and “run with patience the race that is set before us”.

 

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