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ST. JOSAPHAT PARISH FEAST DAY

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Only on Divine Liturgy on this day:
Hierarchical Divine Liturgy 10 AM

Feast Day Dinner – 12 PM
St. Josaphat Parish Hall

Tickets: $1013 years and up

12 years & underFree

The Vineyard

The Parable of the Vineyard

The Parable of the Vineyard appears in three of the gospels (Matthew 21:33-46; Mark 12:1-12; Luke 20:9-19), with Matthew’s account being the most complete. However, there are additions in the others; hence, it is wise to study all three accounts to achieve the greatest understanding. To get the context of what is happening, we first need to look at Matthew 21:18.

Early in the morning, Jesus goes to the temple courts to teach (21:23). While He is teaching, the chief priests and elders confront Him, wanting to know by what authority He is teaching. Not allowing them to control the conversation, Jesus answers the question by first asking a question (21:24-26). They do not like His question nor His response to their answer; essentially, He has told them that they can’t save face from their obvious attempt to cajole Him and, therefore, He is not obligated to answer their question (21:27). What Jesus told them is that John the Baptist and He received their authority from the same source. Jesus continues by telling them two parables: the first one is the Parable of the Two Sons, and the second is the Parable of the Vineyard, sometimes called the Parable of the Wicked Tenants. Jesus’ response to them causes the leaders to become angry and puts them into further opposition to Jesus. Continue reading