Wednesday, November 13, 2019 UTC

NOV 30 & DEC 1: 25TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & COMMEMORATION OF ST. ANDREW APOSTLE (NOV 30TH)

2012110737standrewNOV 30: CONFESSION – 3:00 PM, VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY – 4:00 PM; DEC 1: 3RD HOUR – 09:40 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM; DEC 4 – CONFESSION – 9:00 AM, DIVINE LITURGY & CATECHISM – 10:00 AM.

This Sunday’s Gospel is Luke 18:18-27, The Rich and the Kingdom of God. This gospel reading is about the rich young man who’s obedient to the rules and regulations of his faith, but is that enough? As with the young man, each of us must face the key question, whether or not we have surrendered our entire life to God, or do we reserve some parts wholly for ourselves.

Each year on November 30th we commemorate St. Andrew who was the first to accept the Lord’s call to be an apostle, and was one of the first men to follow the Lord’s precursor, St. John the Baptist. St. Andrew, after finding and being found by the Lord Jesus, ran to his brother Simon Peter and announced that he had found the Messiah. He bade Simon to “come and see” which Peter did without hesitation. Tradition has it that St. Andrew preached in various places after the Lord’s death, and was crucified in Acaia.