The Third Sunday after Pentecost: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew, 6: 33)

11:09, Monday, 26 June, 2017 | 45 Views |

On the Third Sunday after Pentecost, His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Nativity of the Lord Cathedral in Chisinau.

This Sunday’s Gospel reading speaks very eloquently about the purpose of a human being on earth – that of uniting with Divinity, with the Creator, to achieve supreme harmony and peace with God. Lord Jesus Christ says clearly that only a pure heart can reach this peace: “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness” (Matt. 6: 22-23). These words leave not space for speculative interpretations – nothing impure can enter the Heavenly Kingdom. And our Saviour underlines this in the following words: “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” (Matt. 6: 24). The Holy Scripture is intransigent: it’s an illusion that we may please God and continue living a sinful life, trying to be at peace with mundane counter-values of depravity, flirt, perversion, adultery, etc.

The archpastoral service gathered numerous church-goers, who uttered prayers to the Lord for peace and steadiness of spiritual life in our country and in the entire world.

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