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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Blessedd hear what He says:. Hence blwssed is clear that it is God Theohpylact will be born, for it is the attribute of God alone to forgive sins.
Some say that “locusts” refer to a type of herb; others say that the word refers to the fruit of wild pod-bearing trees.
For He also has a winnowing fan, that is, judgement and examination. The rebuking of the waters. His Letters also date to this time, as well as two other writings for which he is well known: He teaches them to struggle and to be strict in living a virtuous life, for they will be in view of all. For when He is about to teach, He goes up onto the mountain, thus instructing us also when we would teach, to depart from the bustle in the city. He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit.
And there followed Him great blewsed of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judea, and from beyond the Jordan. Those healed of various diseases.
Born on the Greek island of Euboia some time between andTheophylact went to Constantinople to study under the finest teachers of literature and rhetoric of his time. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness. He wrote to the son of the Sebastokrator,9 begging assisstance for a certain church which had been devasted by the enemy and left without a blessec bishop, priest or deacon.
First He calls them salt and then light. Home Back Print Top.
The Explanation of the Gospel According To St. Mark, by Blessed Theophylact of Ohrid
Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the speck out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; the people which sat in darkness saw comentary great light; and on them which sat in the region and shadow of death light hath dawned. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying.
And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for thheophylact Child. It is precisely because they did not agree in every detail that we can see that they present the truth. According to the canons of the church, local churches should assemble at regularly appointed times.
So when the line of the rulers had failed, then came the Expectation of the Gentiles, as Jacob had prophesied. But if it blessev of God, how can you destroy the Child? We are commanded to obey God rather than men Acts.
It yheophylact thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot by men. This request can not have been made during the time Theophylact was a teacher of rhetoric and a deacon of the Great Church Hagia Sophiasince Constantine was born inonly three years before the hierarch first left Constantinople for Bulgaria.
For the Jews held John in high regard, but they did not esteem Christ so highly.
Chrysostom Press – The Explanation of the New Testament
But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Later, when the Bulgarians converted to Christianity inthese areas were subject to the Patriarch of Constantinople, according to the 28th canon of the Fourth Blesded Councilwhich granted the same privileges to Constantinople as those bestowed on Rome.
For they think bpessed they shall be heard for their many words. Ye are the light of the world. Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? The first, His begetting, was from the beginning from the Father, and the second, His Nativity according to the flesh, was in the days of this age, and took its beginning from the Theotokos and occurred in time.
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Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father Who is in heaven. They ought instead to have rejoiced that they would have a king to whom the kings of Persia paid homage. Philip, Antipas, and Archelaus. Second, for the purposes of greater clarity, a few archaic Elizabethan usages have been rendered into more modern English.
For example, the raven “returned not unto the ark until the water had dried off from the earth” Gen 8: What He means is this: First Christ says, “whosoever shall do,” and then, “and shall teach”; for how can I guide another along a road that I have not myself travelled? When the righteous one was uncertain, then the angel appeared in order to show him what to do. Joseph and Mary had gone up to Bethlehem to be enrolled there, as Luke says Lk 2and as there was a great number of people assembled there for the census, they did not have a house for a time, and so He was born in the cave.
For they had been informed that He was God, and therefore they also offered Him gifts, as to God and man. I am not even the least of His servants, he says, who carries His sandals. The temporary release of the Bulgarian Church from subordination to the patriarchate of Constantinople most likely occurred during the reign of Simeon the Great ruler of Bulgaria from to She was betrothed for another reason: I will not so carelessly convey God’s grace.
From his extensive writings letters and scriptural commentarieswe can see that he had a thorough knowledge of theology and was highly versed in the Scriptures. Having been praised by men, that is the only reward they will receive.
Once, when Doukas, the governor of Skopje, commdntary Blessed Theophylact to make a certain man a bishop, Blessed Theophylact replied with firmness and dignity: By personally selecting the Bulgarian bishops, he obtained good results, as he himself admits. By the same token, if I practice the commandments, but do not teach them, my reward is not so great.
But prayer is a petitioning for good bkessed. To him who seeks after spiritual things God in His generosity adds that which is needed for physical life.