Monthly Archives: May 2017

Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council – Nicea I. May 28, 2017. John, 17:1-13

It is most likely that the Gospel passage for today was chosen because of its clear statement of the intimacy of relationship between Jesus Christ, Son of God, and the Father. This Gospel is read today as we commemorate the first ecumenical council held in Nicea in 325 A.D. and ending on May 29. The […]

Sunday of the Man Born Blind, May 21, 2017. Jn 9:1-38

Note the Man Born Blind’s gradual coming to faith. He was able to see more and more through the eyes of faith. What do you see here? – pews, icon screen, altar, icons, people, priest With the sight of faith, what do you see here? “Blessed is the kingdom….” prays the priest to open the […]

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, May 14, 2017. Jn 4:5-42

The Lord called: “Samuel, Samuel” The archangel Gabriel said, “Hai1, full of grace, the Lord is with you!” One of the two who heard John the Baptist speak and followed Jesus was Andrew. Jesus said to the Samaritan Woman, “Give me a drink.” Each was cal1ed, Samuel and Mary by name, Andrew and the Samaritan […]

Sunday of the Paralytic, May 7, 2017. Jn 5:1-15

A man was hiking along on the Appalachian Trail when he came upon a very steep part of the mountain trail. Although he was walking as carefully as he could so as not to fall off down the mountainside, a chipmunk skittered out in front of him, startling him so he lost his balance and […]