Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Holy and Great Tuesday

Today is celebrated – as was yesterday and as will be tomorrow – the Bridegroom Service. Today the liturgical texts refer chiefly to the parable of the Ten Virgins (25: 1-13), which is the general theme of the Bridegroom Service, while also referring to the parable of the Talents (Mt 25: 14-30).
  • St John Chrysostom's Homily on Mt 25:1-30 (which comments on both parables) can be read here.
  • St Augustine's sermon on the words "Then shall the Kingdom of Heaven be likened unot ten virgins" (Mt 25:1) is here.
  • St Augustine's sermon on the words "where the slothful servant who would not put out the talent he had received, is condemned" (Mt 25:24) is here.
Illustration: Icon of the Parable of the Ten Virgins; notice how Christ is depicted as a young man.

1 comment:

Sean Zhong said...

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