Community Schedule

Sun Aug 31
- PLACING OF THE SASH OF THE THEOTOKOS
8:15am Orthros
9:30am Divine Liturgy

Mon Sep 1
- HOLY INDICTION - START OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL YEAR
8:30am Orthros
9:30am Divine Liturgy

Wed Sep 3
8:00pm MEN'S BASKETBALL (GH)


aUGUST 31, 2014

tWELFTH  SUNDAY OF ST. MATTHEW

tHE PLACING OF THE SASH OF THE HOLY THEOTOKOS

Depiction of the conversation between Christ and the Rich Young Ruler, from an illuminated manuscript

JESUS AND THE RICH YOUNG RULER

Today’s Gospel reading tells us of the rich young ruler who earnestly desired eternal life and asked Christ how he could inherit this desire. Christ first gives him some basic commandments of the law to see if the man had kept these. He replied that he had kept them all from his youth. Christ, knowing the young man’s heart and loving him tells him: Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow Me. And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.   This man’s heart was divided. Blessed Theophylact tells us:  “Because the ruler was a lover of money, the Lord promised him treasure in heaven, but the ruler did not give heed, because he was a slave of his money. Therefore when he heard what the Lord had asked of him, he was sorrowful. For the Lord had counselled him to deprive himself of his wealth; yet that was the very reason he wanted eternal life in the first place, so that he could live forever enjoying his many possessions. That he was sorrowful shows that he was sincere and not devious. Not one of the Pharisees was ever sorrowful; instead, they raged even more against the Lord when they heard His answers to their questions.”  Though a decent man, his heart was torn by love of wealth.

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8:45 AM Orthros
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy
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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 8/30/2014

12th Saturday after Pentecost

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