Office of Religious Education


Seventh Sunday After Pentecost, Commemoration of the First Six Ecumenical Councils

July 16

Chrysostom on Matthew 9:27-35 

No longer did the blind men call Christ Son of David, but Lord and Master; at His question they soared to the heights of faith. Though faith is one, it is yet increased or decreased by knowledge or ignorance. There is nothing stronger than undoubting faith; one who seeks it will find the Lord merciful. As He says, If there is any man that doeth justice and seeketh faith, I shall be merciful to him, saith the Lord.

From John Chrysostom, The Gospel Commentary, translated from Slavonic into English by Abbot German Ciuba (Church of the Nativity of Christ, Old Rite, Erie, Pa.)

Blessed Theophylact on Matthew 9:27-35 

He healed them within the house and in private, to show us how to avoid vainglory. In everything He did He taught humility.

From Blessed Theophylact, The Explanation of the Holy Gospel According to Matthew, Chrysostom Press, 2007


Romans 15:1-7


For what things soever were written, were written for our learning: that through patience and the comfort of the scriptures, we might have hope.