Tuesday, November 29, 2022 UTC

NOV 13: 23RD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST & FEAST OF HOLY FATHER JOHN CHRYSOSTOM, ARCHBISHOP OF CONSTANTINOPLE

      NOV 13: CONFESSION – 8:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 9:00 AM (LIVE-STREAMED), ECF – 10:15 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM.

PROPERS: 11-13-22_Sunday_DL

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 23RD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: https://godwithusonline.org/reflections/the-twenty-third-sunday-after-pentecost-ruthenian/

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.

St-John-Chrysostom 

On November 13th we commemorate Saint John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, one of the Three Hierarchs (the other 2 being Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzus). He is best known for his sermons and commentaries on the Scriptures, fearless leadership as a chief hierarchic and shepherd of the Church, selfless care for the poor and sick, and for the Liturgy that bears his name. He died in the city of Comene on September 14th in the year 407 on his way to a place of exile, having been condemned by the intrigues of the empress Eudoxia because of his daring denunciation of the vices ruling over Constantinople. The last words on his lips were, “Glory be to God for all things!”

The Gospel Readig for Saint John’s Feast Day is John 10: 9-16, which reads as follows from the New International Version of the Bible:

I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.[a] They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.