14th Sunday after Pentecost

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    • 1997
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    • 14th Sunday after Pentecost (mp3 format)
    • 2004
    • 14th Sunday after Pentecost (mp3 format)
    • Parable Of The Wedding Feast
    • 14th Sunday after Pentecost (mp3 format)
    • Parable Of The Wedding Feast
      It Is Always About Morality
      SYNOPSIS:The parable about the wedding feast has many layers of complex theology, and all of it is important, but as in any parable, there is something that is the most important. This is a parable about how to live the (only) way that leads to eternal life.
    • 14th Sunday after Pentecost (mp3 format)
    • Parable Of The Wedding Feast
      The Wedding Garment Is Christ
      Matthew 22-1-14
    • 14th Sunday after Pentecost (mp3 format)
    • Parable Of The Wedding Feast Earnest Of The Spirit
      Praying For People During Divine Liturgy
      Matthew 22-1-14, 2 Corinthians 1-21
      SYNOPSIS:The homily begins with a request to pray for an Orthodox woman who is planning to have an abortion. The most important place in the liturgy to offer our heartfelt prayers to God for others is given, and it is explained that among other things, the earnest of the spirit, which St Paul mentions in his epistle should motivate us for our brethren who are suffering or in danger. After a little bit about how Orthodox should view abortion, this " earnest" and the "tie in" to the parable of the wedding feast are explained, and we see how praying for others and struggling for good MUST be the result of our entry into the wedding feast, which has already occurred, and is occurring.
    • 14th Sunday after Pentecost (mp3 format)
    • Wedding Feast
      Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen
      Matthew 22-1-14
      SYNOPSIS:The Parable of the Wedding Feast. If we are true Christians, we will be like the Apostles at the Supper who said "Lord, is it I?", when we read the concluding words of the parable: "For many are called, but few are chosen." This is our main point today, but we also talk about other parts of the parable that are "circled" on our paper: " The kingdom of heaven ", "But they made light of it", which relates to the last line in a frightening way, and the amazing words: "and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good", and the stark words of God to the bad or the good that "make light" of their baptism and supposed belief: "And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless."
    • Parable of the Wedding Feast, the wedding garment, and baptism. (mp3 format)
    • Parable of Wedding Feast
      Baptism of Mary
      Matthew 22:1-14
      SYNOPSIS:The Gospel reading for today is about the parable of the Wedding feast and the wedding garment, and therefore applies completely to the baptism of Mary today. How do we put on this garment? How do we keep it on, and just as important, how do we keep it clean? What is the outer darkness, the weeping and gnashing of teeth? What is repentance, and how is it related to the wedding garment? Were we made to fear Hell, or long for heaven? How *does* one *long* for heaven?
    • Parable of the Wedding Feast - it has questions we must answer! (mp3 format)
    • Parable of the Wedding Feast
      Matthew 22:1-14
      SYNOPSIS:An exegesis of the Parable of the Wedding Feast, by Deacon Nicholas Park. There are many questions directed towards US in this parable. Will you answer them?

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