Church store

Church shop

119 Bucuresti St., Chisinau,
Tel: (+373) 23-20-73

Shop "The bell tower of Moldova"

1 Piata Marii Adunari Nationale, Chisinau, Tel: (+373) 22-61-94

  • Archives

    May 2024
    M T W T F S S
  • Archives

  • The 11th Sunday after Pentecost: “Charity is kind” (1 Corinthians 13, 4)

    “You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?” (Matthew 18, 32-33).

    12 August 2018, on the 11th Sunday after Pentecost, the church-goers present at the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Nativity of the Lord prayed during the Divine Liturgy together with the first hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Moldova, His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir, Vicar Bishop Ioan of Soroca, and the synaxis of priests and deacons of the holy shrine.

    This Sunday’s Gospel Reading (Matthew 18: 23-35) speaks about our duty to forgive those who trespass against us. Our Lord Jesus Christ teaches that the entire Law and prophets is based on two commandments, that are to love our God and to love our neighbour (Matthew 22, 37-40). Mercy and kindness are deeds stemmed in love, as Holy Apostle Paul says: “Charity is kind” (1 Corinthians 13, 4). He who has no kindness or mercy to his brother, he who hates his brother, walketh in darkness of hate of brother (1 John 2: 11; 4: 20).

    Today’s Sunday Gospel Reading is a Gospel of forgiveness, a Gospel of responsibility, showing us the merciful God. However, it is written that if we ignore the Lord’s mercifulness, He becomes a dreadful Judge who obtains our correction through punishment. Lord Jesus Christ teaches us that true thankfulness to God is proved by merciful and loving attitude to our brothers and sisters. A grateful heart learns to forgive to others, in the awareness that it has received much greater forgiveness from the Lord.

    Synodal Sector of Institutional Communication and Mass-Media Relations