Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Blessed Theophylact

Expand Messages
  • Mark Sedrak
    Whenever the Lord spoke of His passion on the cross, He would precede and follow His words with miracles, so that no one could think that He would suffer
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 2, 2011
    • 0 Attachment
      Whenever the Lord spoke of His passion on the cross, He would precede and follow His words with miracles, so that no one could think that He would suffer because He was powerless. And when He spoke sad words, such as, they shall kill Him, He would add words of joy, He shall rise the third day, teaching us that gladness always follows after grief, and that we should not anguish needlessly in our sorrows, but should hope for better things.

      Blessed Theophylact, Archbishop of Ochrid and Bulgaria
      From The Explanation of the Gospel of St. Mark
    • Mark Sedrak
      But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing (τo καύχημα) in himself alone, and not in another (Galatians 6:4).The Apostle is
      Message 2 of 3 , Nov 1, 2012
      • 0 Attachment
        But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing (τo
        καύχημα) in himself alone, and not in another (Galatians 6:4).The Apostle is
        saying: “Let every man scrutinize (this is the meaning of prove) his own deeds,
        to determine if he acted out of vainglory, hypocrisy, or some other human
        failing. If he finds himself innocent of such sins, may he not boast and look
        down on others. But if he cannot restrain himself and humble his thoughts, let
        him at least confine his boasting (τo καύχημα) to himself alone.” This means, let
        him compare his own progress from day to day, striving to make today’s deeds
        better than yesterday’s, and let him exult in doing good work. Paul instructs
        the Galatians in this manner, not as a commandment, but as a temporary
        condescension to their weakness. Thus, step by step, they will learn to cut off
        their pride altogether. He who has learned to refrain from boasting like the
        Pharisee in front of his neighbor, will soon learn to desist from boasting
        altogether.


        Blessed Theophylact of Ochrid, Explanation of the Epistle of St. Paul to the
        Galatians
        http://orthodoxbookstore.ecrater.com/p/12990701/explanation-of-the-epistle-st-paul-to
      Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.