"Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." John 6:68


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Tuesday of the Seventeenth week in Ordinary Time

Saint(s) of the day : St. Pedro Poveda Castroverde, Priest & Martyr (1874-1936),  St. Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception (1910-1946),  St. Victor, Pope and Martyr († 198)
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Commentary of the day : Saint Gregory Palamas
"Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father"

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 13:36-43.
Jesus dismissed the crowds and went into the house. His disciples approached him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field."
He said in reply, "He who sows good seed is the Son of Man,
the field is the world, the good seed the children of the kingdom. The weeds are the children of the evil one,
and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.
Just as weeds are collected and burned (up) with fire, so will it be at the end of the age.
The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all who cause others to sin and all evildoers.
They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.
Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears ought to hear."

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