13th Sunday After The Descent of The Holy Spirit(Byzantine Rite Summary)

8 Sep

The Redoubtable Very Reverend Father Bernard Panczuk OSBM(As in Order of St Basil Martyr), really knows how to break down the Gospel to his flock. The Great News is that St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is starting to draw more people to the English-speaking Version of The Byzantine Rite Catholic Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, which is older than the Latin Divine Liturgy of St Gregory The Great.

Here in this Divine Liturgy, which we Roman Rite Catholics call The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass, there are only two Sacred Scripture readings, namely Epistle and Gospel. This mirrors the Tridentine Latin Mass format. There is a Chant which includes the Alleluia, between the Epistle and Gospel.

The Epistle of St. Paul The Apostle to The Corimthians called on these people to persevere towards the Heavenly Goal.
It was the Gospel According to Saint Matthew, which told the story from Jesus Christ, about a Farm, the Tenant Farmers(Us), the Vinedressers(Pharisees) and Three People who represent the Farm Owner(God The Father). The 1st Person to try to collect from the Vinedressers was one man, representing the Prophets. He got kicked off the Farm. The 2nd represents St. John Baptist and hr got kicked out.
So the Owner sent His Son. He was murdered by the Vinedressers.
For this is a warning that God will kick out what doesn’t bear Good Fruit and God will replace the Bearers of Bad Fruit with those who bear Good Fruit.
The One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, replaced the Pharisees to bear Good Fruit. She is The Bride of Christ.
Christ was speaking in a Parable to remind His Apostles of The Fact that He would suffer Death before He came in Glory at the Resurrection.

Deo Gratias!

M

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