Wednesday, October 27, 2021 UTC

NOV 14: 25TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & FEAST OF THE HOLY APOSTLE PHILIP

            NOV 14: CONFESSION – 8:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 9:00 AM (LIVE-STREAMED), ECF – 10:15 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM.  NOTE: Cary’s State of Emergency declaration, effective August 18, 2021 at 5 p.m., requires masks in all public and private indoor spaces within Cary’s town limits. This includes citizens over the age of five, regardless of vaccination status.

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Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/

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

GOD WITH US ONLINE CATECHETICAL RESOURCES FOR 25TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST:

The Gospel Reading this Sunday is Luke 10:25-37. Luke 10:25-37, is The Parable of the Good Samaritan. The Samaritan is the one who recognized that when it comes to the question of who is our neighbor, there are no rules. Our neighbor is anyone in need. This parable teaches the value of earning one’s salvation. The standard, perfect love, holds up a moral level for which to strive and it attacks  prejudices.

On November 14th, Eastern Christian communities are celebrating the Feast of St. Philip, the Apostle, which also marks the beginning of the traditional St. Philip’s Fast, 40 days before the Great Feast of the Nativity of Christ.  According to legend, St. Philip the Apostle called down the wrath of God upon those who were torturing him to death. As a penance for presuming on the vengeance of God, it was revealed to him by an angel that he would not enter paradise until forty days after his death. Philip then sent word to the other living Apostles and begged them to fast for forty days after his death. Phillip is known as the patron saint of bakers and hatters.