Monthly Archives: July 2017

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, July 30, 2017. 1 Cor 1:10-18; Mt 14:14-22

The language of this event in Jesus’ life connects the multiplication of the loaves and fishes with the Last Supper. St. Matthew, at both events, writes that Jesus “took the bread, blessed it, broke it and gave it to his disciples.” While these actions were not unusual for any Jewish meal, the fact that Matthew, […]

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 23, 2017. Rom 15:1-7; Mt 9:27-35

In today’s Epistle reading, St. Paul admonishes us to follow the example of Jesus Christ, who puts up with our sins and weaknesses to the point of going to his death and resurrection for our salvation. We are, then, to put up with the failings of others, thus pleasing our neighbor for the good, for […]

Sunday of the Fathers of the Six Ecumenical Councils, July 16, 2017.

We are currently waiting for the Holy Father to appoint a new bishop for us. This Friday we will welcome Bishop Milan Lach who will be the administrator of the Eparchy until a new bishop is appointed for us. He is not our new bishop; he is an administrator who will govern the eparchy in […]

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, July 9, 2017. Mt. 8:28-9:3

In today’s Gospel passage the townspeople ask Jesus to leave their neighborhood. Scripture scholars suggest that they may have been afraid that Jesus was an even more powerful demon than the ones he had driven out. Or maybe they feared the loss of even more livestock. Perhaps the Gadarenes had a no-Jew immigration policy. Whatever […]

4th Sunday after Pentecost, July 2, 2017. Romans 6: 18-23

Today in the passage from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans he writes, “you became salves of justice.” Justice is defined as “giving to each person what is due to him/her.” Easy to state; not so easy to do. The American legal and justice system is fatally flawed in its ability to do this. The […]