13 September 2020

posted 11 Sep 2020, 23:06 by C S Paul

13 September 2020


Scripture reading and Sermon


Based on the Lectionary of the Syrian Orthodox Church 


Fifth Sunday after Shunoyo / the Assumption of St. Mary 


Reading from the Scripture for this Sunday

The Lamp of the Body

33 “No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light. 

34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy,your body also is full of darkness. 

35 See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. 

36 Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be just as full of light as when a lamp shines its light on you.”
Woes on the Pharisees and the Experts in the Law

37 When Jesus had finished speaking, a Pharisee invited him to eat with him; so he went in and reclined at the table. 

38 But the Pharisee was surprised when he noticed that Jesus did not first wash before the meal.

39 Then the Lord said to him, “Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. 

40 You foolish people! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also? 

41 But now as for what is inside you—be generous to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.



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