Tuesday, November 29, 2022 UTC

SEPT 18: SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS

      SEPT 18: CONFESSION – 8:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 9:00 AM (LIVE-STREAMED), DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM.

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

The Gospel reading today is Mark 8:34-9:1, “The Way of the Cross.” The important features of Christ’s followers involve: 1. denying ourselves, 2. taking up our cross, and 3. following Christ.  The reading is as follows:

34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save their life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? 37 Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”

9 And he said to them, “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power.”

JUNE 27: 5TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 JUNE 27: CONFESSION – 08:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 09:00 AM (LIVE-STREAMED), DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM.

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

The Gospel Reading for this Sunday is from Matthew 8:28 – 9:3 in which Jesus Restores Two Demon-Possessed Men & cast the demons into the Pigs. In this reading Jesus is now in His public ministry and encountered humans who are “demon-possessed”, because the demons took control of their faculties and tormented and twisted their lives out of control. But when Jesus came to their area, He brought deliverance for them from the powers of darkness. During the confrontation, the demons begged Jesus to send them into a herd of pigs that was nearby. These powerful evil spirits are in a panic, afraid of Christ, worried their days are coming to an end, knowing that a judgment is appointed for them. The news quickly spread to the town about what happened, but the amazing thing is that when they saw Jesus they pleaded with Him to leave their region. Why would they not welcome Him? Perhaps they thought only of their loss of the pigs. Or, perhaps they were more afraid for themselves, for this was no ordinary prophet in their midst, but one who judges and casts out evil. We do not know, as we do not understand why some believe and accept Jesus and some do not. So this Gospel record is one in which though Christ leaves when asked, He is always willing to help those who receive and asks for them to spread “the Good News.”

SEPT 25: 16TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

icon-parable-of-the-talents     SEPT 25: CONFESSION: 8:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 9:00 AM; ALTAR SERVER TRAINING – 10:15 AM; DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM.

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