Sunday, October 22, 2017 UTC

AUG 20 & 21: 14TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

hqdefaultAUG 20: SUNDAY VESPERS – CANCELLED; AUG 30: MATINS – 7:00 AM (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH), DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM, AGAPE -11:30 AM, SPANISH LITURGY -2:30 PM.

On this Sunday the Gospel reading is Matthew 22:1-14, The Parable of the Wedding Banquet. In this parable Jesus states the kingdom of heaven is compared to a king who gives a wedding banquet for his son. When those invited refuse and mistreat his servants, the king invites all to fill the banquet hall. But when one guest is discovered without the appropriate wedding garment, he is expelled with the warning that “many are called, but few are chosen.” This parable underscores the common themes of the kingdom of God and the seriousness of call to discipleship. To enter without the wedding garment provided by the host is to despise his generous hospitality. Responsible and obedient discipleship is still required of all who respond to the king’s invitation, and there will come a time of judgment for all who presume on his generosity 

 

 

 

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