Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost Print

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

This Gospel reading is especially important in our time. The culture of death is becoming more and more of a problem in contemporary society. Abortions abound and are legal. People who oppose them are called evil. Euthanasia is gaining more and more acceptance. Life after death is mocked as a silly superstition. In view of this growing darkness, a correct understanding of the nature of death and what follows is something that we as Orthodox Christian need always to remember. This Gospel reading encourages us to do just that. (continue)