Questions about the Publican and the Pharisee

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QUESTION 1

The story of the publican and Pharisee is read at which time church's the liturgical cycle? What liturgical book is used for its services for the first time in the liturgical year?

QUESTION 2

Why is it read at this time?

QUESTION 3

Why did Jesus tell the parable?

QUESTION 4

What was a Pharisee? How is the word "pharisee" used as an adjective? Name a famous Pharisee who became a Christian. There were other honorable Pharisees named in the scriupture. Can you name three more?

QUESTION 5

What was a publican? Name 2 famous publicans who became Christians.

QUESTION 6

The publican's prayer is a precursor to which much-used prayer? Describe other incidents recounted in the gospels which also remind us of this same prayer.

QUESTION 7

What is the worst passion? Name several of its corollary passions.

QUESTION 8

Describe the errors of the Pharisee. Name at least two.

QUESTION 10

Why was the publican justified?

QUESTION 11

The Pharisees arrogance blinded him to two important realities and he judged wrongly on both counts. Which?

QUESTION 13

Name at least 3 virtues of the publican





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