by Blessed Theophylact, Archbishop of Ochrid and Bulgaria. For nine hundred years one of the most beloved and widely read Scriptural commentaries among. The Explanation by Blessed Theophylact of the Holy Gospel According to St. Matthew This classic Orthodox commentary of the New Testament was written in. : The Explanation by Blessed Theophylact of the Holy Gospel Father Stade is to be commended for making Theophylact’s Commentary on.

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They did not come with sincerity, as did the others, and for this reason he upbraids them. Luke wrote his Gospel fifteen years after the Ascension, and John the most wise Theologian, thirty two years after the Ascension. The parable of the two sons.

Cut these off from you, the Lord says, and perhaps you will also save them, when they come to their senses. Moses commanded that if a man hated his wife, he should be separated from her lest anything worse occur.

So also did Christ converse in person with the apostles, and He sent the grace of the Spirit to be their teacher. For if the teacher has become insipid, that is, if he does not give astringent reproofs, but has become soft and lax, “wherewith shall it be salted?

For if the idolatrous Magi believed, what blesed could the Jews give? The contents of Bl.

Since Bethlehem was small, it was despised, but now it is greatly renowned for Christ Who came forth from it. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But perhaps this was an unwritten prophecy among the Jews. And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth. So it is with the Holy Spirit.

In a letter to Bishop Kerkirskom, Blessed Theophylact generally refers to these agitators as “enemies of the Gospel confession of faith. We reply, is it anything remarkable that something which was spoken of the people in type as clmmentary foreshadowing, was realized by Christ in truth?


On not swearing at all. Why does he give the genealogy of Joseph and not of Mary, the Theotokos? It is not to inform Theophhlact of anything that we make our petitions, but instead, that we may detach ourselves from the cares of life and receive benefit by conversing with God. He would not tolerate any appropriation of what had belonged to the church of the faithful from previous centuries. Then they came to Jerusalem and He taught them through the prophet Micah that Christ was to be born in Bethlehem.

Since their journey would take a long time, the star appeared well before His birth so that they could worship Him while He was still in swaddling clothes.

Hieromonk Ioanniky of the Prophet Elias Skete on the Holy Mountain of Athos went over the entire manuscript in great detail, providing extensive comments and revisions on all aspects from theology to punctuation.

Therefore he “was minded to divorce her secretly,” for he no longer dared to take as a wife her who had been deemed worthy of such grace.

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If he had been able, he would commentarh have perpetrated the evil. He reminds us of the Father so that we might revere Him, since we are the children of such a Father, and not act as fierce beasts, refusing to forgive. Some say that “Raca” is a Syriac word for “despicable” or “scum. For “righteousness” means every virtue. The “amen” is an assurance, meaning, “Yes, truly I say unto you.

The Explanation of the Gospel According To St. Mark, by Blessed Theophylact of Ohrid

The second is the tragic schism which occurred between the eastern and western halves of the Church. Blessed Theophylact, deeply anguished, comforted his brother bishop with a letter expressing his sorrow for the tribulations his brother was undergoing. Perfection is to love every one. Clement of Ochrid was glessed disciple of Sts. But when they saw John theophylct, they returned again to their fishing, and so Christ comes, fishing for them, and says:.


blexsed Theophylact’s repose and it was known to western scholars of Byzantium since the time of Erasmus. Ye are the light of the world. And if ye salute your friends only, what do ye more than others? The reading of The Herald is indispensable. The Jews were arrogant, and so he urges them to repent. And shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. Pharaoh slew the male children of the Hebrews in Egypt, and Herod slew the male children of the Hebrews in Bethlehem.

Blessed Theophylact wrote his treatise, The Errors of the Latinsonly some fifty years after the exchange of anathemas between Rome and Constantinople in That thine alms may be in secret, and thy Father Who seeth in secret Himself shall reward thee openly. Christ commands, therefore, that along with the other virtues we should also be pure, that is, chaste and temperate, commnetary only in the body, but in the heart as well.

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Using hyperbole of language, the Lord said, “If it is possible, do not even be aware yourself that you are giving alms. He forbade the abbot to perform the Divine Services, drove him out of his monastery and subjected him to severe penances.

For when the line of their rulers had failed, then Christ came, in accordance with the prophecy of Jacob. The stronger their hated for Orthodoxy, the more dangerous they became for the Church and for Bessed Theophylact. He shows how unprofitable earthly treasure is: