Friday, August 18, 2017 UTC

AUG 27 & 28: 15TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

jesus-teaching AUG 27: GREAT VESPERS – 3:00 PM (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH); AUG 28: MATINS – 7:00 AM (ST. NICHOLAS MISSION PARISH), DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM, AGAPE  – 11:30 AM, SPANISH LITURGY – 2:30 PM.

Todays Gospel Reading is Matthew 22:35-46, The Greatest Commandment, in which Jesus answers a question from a lawyer about what is the greatest commandment. Jesus teaches us that we should not love God partially, but we must give all of ourselves to God.  This is the first and greatest commandment. While the second is to love thy neighbor. For he who loves his neighbor fulfills all the commandments, and he who fulfills all the commandments, loves God.  The Pharisees, like many of us today, argue over the details of the law and lose sight of their greater meaning!  As a result we, like them, find ourselves unable to answer before God when we’re selfish and self-centered.  God’s grace is provided to us in our humility.

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