Sunday 24 after Pentecost

Today’s Gospel shows us that Jesus Christ came to this world in order to defeat evil and sufferings that appeared on the earth as a result of the first people’s sin. The sick woman, after having lost any hope in earthly cure, touches with faith the edge of Jesus Christ’s vestments – and becomes healthy…

Sunday 23 after Pentecost

In today’s gospel we see that as soon as the demoniac finds himself in Christ’s presence, he sees in His wholeness God hidden in Him. And he falls at Christ’s feet and worships Him, because even for the demons God is the Master of the universe, of the visible and invisible world. And when the…

Sunday 22 after Pentecost

In today’s gospel parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, there is absolutely no mention of the personal faith of either of them. What’s even more interesting is that Abraham told the Rich Man that Lazarus was being comforted because his life had been miserable, whereas the Rich Man was being tormented because he had…

Sunday 21 after Pentecost

In today’s gospel’s parable, we can see how of the four groups of people who were granted the Word of Life by Christ the sower, only one group actually received it. The first seed fell by the wayside, it was downtrodden and eaten by ‘the fowl of the air’, the demons who inhabit the airs….

Sunday 20 after Pentecost

Today’s Gospel tells us about the resurrection of the son of the widow of Nain. We can see that this miracle of resurrection, like all the Lord’s miracles, happened for two reasons. Firstly, because as the Son of God, Christ in His divine nature, had the power to restore the laws of creation as they…

Sunday 19 after Pentecost

Today’s gospel tells that the essence of Christianity is not whether we love our friends, but whether we love our enemies. This love of our enemies in the modern world seems highly impractical as it may allow them to take advantage of us. But returning hate for hate multiplies hate. Only love can break the…

Sunday 17 after Pentecost

In today’s gospel we heard Christ’s conversation with the Canaanite woman. He doesn’t answer on her calls to Him and says to the disciples that He was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, to the Jews. There are two problems in the understanding of this passage. Why doesn’t the Lord…

Sunday 15 after Pentecost

Today’s Gospel summarizes our whole faith: ‘Love God and love your neighbour as yourself’. Unfortunately, we are so accustomed to hearing these words that we sometimes forget what they mean. First of all, we must believe in a God Who is the Creator of all things. It is no use believing in a god who…

Sunday 14 after Pentecost

In today’s gospel we hear the words ‘Many are called, few are chosen’. We can see a lot of half-empty and totally abandoned churches around us and if we ask those who do not come to church why, they will give various answers. Some hide behind excuses, which mean that their faith is not a…

Sunday 13 after Pentecost

Today’s parable about the vineyard is not only a strong rebuke of the Jews, because of their rejection of the Messiah, but also a pattern for how to live. It applies to us, who are wicked if we do not do the work that we are called to do in the vineyard. God has given…