Sunday, December 17, 2017 UTC

JULY 29 & 30: 8TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

orthodoxy-icon-feeding-5000JULY 29: TYPIKA – 4:00 PM; JULY 30: DIVINE LITURGY – 10:30 AM.

The Gospel Reading is Matthew 14:14-22, The Feeding of the 5000, in which the passage of story concerns Christ’s feeding five thousand with five loaves and two fishes. Breaking bread together is a communal and sacramental act that echoes through the scriptures. Sharing a meal is a primary means of creating and maintaining community. When Christians gather to break bread together, we remember and repeat Jesus’ words and actions. In this sacred meal Christ satisfies our deepest hungers, heals our brokenness, binds us together as if one body, and strengthens us for service in the world.

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