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Saturday, May 9th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St John 15:18-21.


Saturday of the Fifth week of Easter

9 May 2015

 ‘No slave is greater than his master.’ 1 Christ_Pantocrator_mosaic_from_Hagia_Sophia_2744_x_2900_pixels_3_1_MB

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 15:18-21.

Jesus said to his disciples: “If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first.
If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you.
Remember the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.
And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me.”

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Saturday of the Fifth week of Easter

9 May 2015

Commentary of the day

Origen (c.185-253),

1 Origen3
Origen (c.185-253),

priest and theologian,  
Exhortation to Martyrdom, 41-42

“If you find that the world hates you, know it has hated me before you.”

If, in passing from being non-believers to faith, we “passed from death to life” (Jn 5:24), let us not be surprised that the world hates us. For all who have not passed from death to life but who remain in death, cannot love those who have passed from the dark dwelling place of death… to the “edifice built of living stones” (cf. 1 Pet 2:5), where the light of life reigns…

Behold, for us Christians the time has come to boast, for it is written: “We even boast of our afflictions! We know that affliction makes for endurance, and endurance for tested virtue, and tested virtue for hope. And this hope will not leave us disappointed, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit.” (Rom 5:3-5)…

“As we have shared much in the suffering of Christ, so through Christ do we share abundantly in his consolation.” (2 Cor 1:5) So let us welcome the sufferings of Christ with great fervor. May they be granted us in abundance, if we want to be abundantly consoled, since all “who are sorrowing will be consoled.” (Mt 5:4) … Those who share in the sufferings will also share in the consolation, in proportion with the sufferings which let them have a part with Christ. Learn this from the apostle, who said with confidence: “Our hope for you is firm because we know that just as you share in the sufferings, so you will share in the consolation.” (2 Cor 1:7)

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Saturday of the Fifth week of Easter

9 May 2015

Saint of the day

 St. Pachomius

n/a

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