Category Archives: Liturgy

Advent II – Matt 3:12

12 . . . and he will thoroughly cleanse his floor and gather his wheat into the barn; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire. Pseudo-Chrysostom: “The floor,” is the Church, “the barn,” is the kingdom of heaven, … Continue reading

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Advent II – Matt 3:11-12

11 I indeed baptize you in the water unto penance, but he that shall come after me, is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear; he shall baptize you in the Holy Ghost and fire. 12 … Continue reading

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Advent II – Matt 3:7-10

7 And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them: Ye brood of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of penance. … Continue reading

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Advent II – Matt 3:1-6

1 And in those days cometh John the Baptist preaching in the desert of Judea. 2 And saying: Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Chrysostom: He preaches what the Jews had never heard, not even from … Continue reading

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Advent I – Matt 24:42-44

42 Watch ye therefore, because ye know not what hour your Lord will come. 43 But know this ye, that if the goodman of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would certainly watch, and would … Continue reading

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Advent I – Matt 24:37-41

37 And as in the days of Noe, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, even till … Continue reading

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Christ the King – Matt 25:46

46 And these shall go into everlasting punishment: but the just, into life everlasting. Origen: He did not, as far as in Him lay, create men to perdition, but sinners yoke themselves to the Devil, so that as they that … Continue reading

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