Sunday, September 6, 2020, Metropolitan Vladimir of Chisinau and all Moldova celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Nativity of the Lord Cathedral in Chisinau.
The arch-pastor was assisted at the service by the Cathedral clergy, who prayed in the presence of numerous church-goers during the Divine Service in the Cathedral Square.
The Sunday Gospel Reading presents the parable of the workers in the Lord’s vineyard, calling the Christians to be true servants of God, spiritually working for the salvation of their souls.
The parable says that wishing to collect the harvest, the Master sent his servants to the workers of the vineyard, but the unfaithful workers decided to appropriate the fruits that did not belong to them. They killed some of the servants, slayed and humiliated others, and the Master decided to send His own Son, expecting the workers to be ashamed of their action. However, the wicked workers decide to kill the Master’s Son and take the vineyard for their own.
Thus, during the course of history, God sent many prophets to His vineyard, that is, to His creation, calling people to bring spiritual fruit of their life. Unfaithful people, however, often cast away the prophets, killing and humiliating many of them, not wishing to give credit to God and recognize that all they have belongs to the Creator of everything. Then God sends His own begotten Son to the humanity, but the people crucified Him, because life with God is often uncomfortable to people.
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