Explanation of Scripture read by Orthodox Christians on the 10th Thursday after Pentecost 2 Corinthians 1:1-7 Matthew 21:43-46

Scripture read by Orthodox Christians
10th Thursday after Pentecost
2 Corinthians 1:1-7 Matthew 21:43-46 Questions - list of Topics
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QUESTION 1

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"Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?" (Matthew 21:43)

Where would they have read this?


 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER 1

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"The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. {23} This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes." (Psalms 117:22-23)


 

QUESTION 2

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"The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. {23} This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes." (Psalms 117:22-23)

We read this verse very often, almost every day of the year. In which service?


 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER 2

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Matins, at "God is the Lord".


 

QUESTION 3

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What is the stone?


 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER 3

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Jesus is the stone.

"Christ is called A Stone, not only because of His strength, but because He mightily crushes His enemies; whence it follows, And whoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken, and on whomever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder" (St John Chrysostom)


 

QUESTION 4

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Who are the builders?


 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER 4

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"Christ is the stone, the builders are the Jewish teachers who rejected Christ, saying, This man is not of God." (St John Chrysostom)


 

QUESTION 5

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"the same is become the head of the corner:"

What is the meaning?


 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER 5

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"He is become the head of the corner, because He is the union of both sides between the Law and the Gentiles." (St Hilary of Potiers)


 

QUESTION 6

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Why did the builders reject the stone?


 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER 6

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Jealousy and pride and a desire to keep the status quo.


 

QUESTION 7

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"The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof"

Now Jesus speaks more plainly about things he formerly alluded to in parables and dark sayings. What is the meaning?


 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER 7

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The majority of the Jews would reject the Messiah and the church would be populated majorly by the Gentiles.


 

QUESTION 8

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"And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder."

Who are those who will be broken? What does this mean?


 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER 8

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"Whoever sins, yet believes in Him, falls indeed upon a stone and is broken, yet is not altogether crushed, but is preserved to salvation through endurance." (St Jerome)


 

QUESTION 9

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And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder."

Who are those who will be ground to powder? What does this mean?


 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER 9

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"But on whomsoever it shall fall, that is, whomsoever this stone shall itself assault, and whosoever shall utterly deny Christ, it shall so crush him, that not a bone of him shall be left in which a drop of water could be taken up." (St Jerome)


 

QUESTION 10

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Describe the difference between a good and evil man when he is rebuked.


 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER 10

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"Here is the difference between good and bad men. The good man when taken in a sin has sorrow because he has sinned, the bad man is grieved not because he has sinned, but because he is found out in his sin; and he not only does not repent, but is indignant with him that reproved him. Thus they being taken in their sins were stirred up to still greater wickedness; And they sought to lay hands on him, but feared the multitude because they took him for a Prophet." (St John Chrysostom)


 





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