Sunday of the Paralytic & General Assembly

17 May
1:25

Please join us on May 22nd for the Sunday of the Paralytic. Orthros begins at 9 AM, followed by Divine Liturgy at 10. Father Eugen is presiding.

Epistle: Acts of the Apostles 9:32-42
Gospel: John 5:1-15

Fellowship Hour will be held us usual, and then we are convening our twice-yearly General Assembly meeting. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

From the reading for the day:

Close to the Sheep’s Gate in Jerusalem, there was a pool, which was called the Sheep’s Pool. It had round about it five porches, that is, five sets of pillars supporting a domed roof. Under this roof there lay very many sick people with various maladies, awaiting the moving of the water. The first to step in after the troubling of the water was healed immediately of whatever malady he had.

It was there that the paralytic of today’s Gospel way lying, tormented by his infirmity of thirty-eight years. When Christ beheld him, He asked him, “Wilt thou be made whole?” And he answered with a quiet and meek voice, “Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool.” The Lord said unto him, “Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.” And straightaway the man was made whole and took up his bed. Walking in the presence of all, he departed rejoicing to his own house. According to the expounders of the Gospels, the Lord Jesus healed this paralytic during the days of the Passover, when He had gone to Jerusalem for the Feast, and dwelt there teaching and working miracles. According to Saint John the Evangelist, this miracle took place on the Sabbath.

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