Scripture readings for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost available here. Saint John Chrysostom - from Homily LXXVIII on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew "Then He spake again another parable. A man travelling into a far country, called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods; to one five talents, to another two, to … Continue reading Homilies of the Fathers – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture readings for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost available here. Saint John Chrysostom - Homily LXXI on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew "But when the Pharisees had heard that He had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together; and one of them, which was a lawyer, asked Him a question, tempting Him, and … Continue reading Homilies of the Fathers – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture readings for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost available here. Saint John Chrysostom - Homily LXIX on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew Do you see both in the former parable and in this the difference between the Son and the servants? Do you see at once the great affinity between both parables, and the great … Continue reading Homilies of the Fathers – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
In what, then, are we different from ants, when compared to them? For just as they care for the things of the body, so also do we; and would it were for these alone; but not, it is even for things far worse. For not for necessary things only do we care like them, but … Continue reading Ants, Wolves, and You
"Let us set before our eyes the illustrious apostles. Peter, through unrighteous envy, endured not one or two, but numerous labours; and when he had at length suffered martyrdom, departed to the place of glory due to him. Owing to envy, Paul also obtained the reward of patient endurance, after being seven times thrown into … Continue reading Sayings from the Fathers, 13-VII-2018.
"Suppose there arise a dispute relative to some important question among us, should we not have recourse to the most ancient Churches with which the apostles held constant intercourse, and learn from them what is certain and clear in regard to the present question? For how should it be if the apostles themselves had not … Continue reading Sayings from the Fathers, 12-VII-2018.
"And account the longsuffering of our Lord, salvation; as also our most dear brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, hath written to you: As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are certain things hard to be understood, which the unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do … Continue reading Sayings from the Fathers, 11-VII-2018.
"It is fitting, then, not only to be called Christians, but to be so in reality: as some indeed give one the title of bishop, but do all things without him. Now such persons seem to me to be not possessed of a good conscience, seeing they are not stedfastly gathered together according to the … Continue reading Sayings from the Fathers, 10-VII-2018.
"God does not desire such an empty fasting. For fasting to God in this way you will do nothing for a righteous life; but offer to God a fasting of the following kind: Do no evil in your life, and serve the Lord with a pure heart: keep His commandments, walking in His precepts, and … Continue reading Sayings from the Fathers, 9-VII-2018.
On the Lord's Day of the Lord come together, break bread and hold Eucharist, after confessing your transgressions that your offering may be pure; But let none who has a quarrel with his fellow join in your meeting until they be reconciled, that your sacrifice be not defiled. For this is that which was spoken … Continue reading Sayings from the Fathers, 8-VII-2018.