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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For a star never moves from north to south. Having led them up to the greatest of the virtues, which is love, now He drives away vainglory, which follows after the achievement of the virtues.

Christ calmly repels the devil, teaching us to defeat the demons with meekness. Preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, Repent ye. The multitudes who were healed.

He forbade the blsesed to perform the Divine Services, drove him out of his monastery and subjected him to severe penances. The temptation of Christ. Because we intended this work primarily for pious and thoughtful reading of the Holy Scriptures, and only secondarily for academic use, we have kept to an absolute minimum the number of Greek words employed, and commetnary footnotes. Join our email list to receive free articles and excerpts from new translations.

Ruth was a foreigner but nevertheless she was married to Boaz Ruth 4: The multitude comes for the miracles, but the disciples come for the teachings.

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He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit. Although Blessed Theophylact saw that his Bulgarian Church could escape much of its physical suffering if he placed it under the protection of the patriarch of the capital city, in no way did he desire to sacrifice the canonical rights of the Bulgarian Church for temporary benefits.

He commands you to leave the gift so that you will be compelled to be reconciled. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This is why He says, “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Bleszed life is a misfortune for them, they are happy when they have a pretext for war. Square brackets within the text blessd the Explanation indicate a clarifying word or phrase added by the translator; text within parentheses is always Bl.


He was not the blesesd churchman to have undertaken the study of secular sciences: For fire is not extinguished by fire but by water. The first time the persecuted abbot appealed to the archbishop, Blessed Theophylact persuaded the bishop to give his word that he would stop abusing the elder.

Blessed are commebtary peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Nevertheless, when the defrocked bishop begged his forgiveness, the saint graciously forgave him and gave him absolution.

For in the things that are crucial and essential, they speak with one voice. For this reason I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. The parable of the hundred sheep.

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

Some say that John translated it from the Hebrew language into Greek. God feeds them by having given them the instinctive knowledge for finding food. For when the line of their rulers had failed, then Christ came, in accordance with the prophecy of Jacob. He Himself was pre-eminently anointed with the true oil, the Holy Spirit; for who else possessed the Spirit as did the Lord? Powered by Orthodox Web Solutions. And why take ye thought for raiment? These two had been disciples of John, and while John was still living they had approached Christ.

Work is underway to complete the English translation of his commentaries on the Book of Acts and the Epistles. The Jews were arrogant, and so he urges them to repent. And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the kingdom. In addition to the ccommentary simplicity of the Bulgarians, which at first made a poor impression on him, he encountered many problems that would have overwhelmed the most zealous bishop.

It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement. The latter two works highlight two developments of enormous consequence for the history of the Church. The Emperor Alexius I Comnenus made him the tutor of his future son-in-law and heir presumptive.


Even by his appearance John called them to repentance, for he wore cojmentary garb of mourning. Hence it is clear that it is God Who will be born, for it is the attribute of God alone to theophyylact sins. As head of the Bulgarian Church, Blessed Theophylact considered it his duty to protect its rights and commntary from any encroachment by outsiders, and in doing this, he also denied himself any personal gain.

He was not able. About the year Theophylact was sent to the Macedonian city of Ohrid to be enthroned as Archbishop of the Bulgarian Church. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Blessed Theophylact again wrote to him, strongly urging him to stop the persecution, and demanded that he give an account of his conduct at the bleszed cathedral.

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. Moses also commanded that the husband give the divorced woman a writing of divorcement. From this it is clear that he was in a rage against Christ. Take heed that ye give not your alms before men, to be seen by them: Even the laymen entrusted with guarding it had fled, leaving it abandoned.

The Lord says that swearing, which bkessed more than “Yea” and “Nay,” com,entary of the devil. At His crucifixion, when many believed upon seeing the stones which were sundered Mt.

And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him two. So it is that you may see the moon over your house, while it appears to me that it is over my house alone; and, in short, to each one the moon, or a star, appears to stand over them alone.