Throughout the Pentecostarion Period, we see in the various Biblical readings how the Divinity of Jesus Christ is present, God helping His creation. This is definitely true with the Sunday of the Paralytic. Jesus saw the paralytic waiting by the pool of Siloam and asked him if he wanted to be healthy again. The person replied, “Sir, I have no person to put me in the pool when the water is troubled.” Yet, since Jesus is the Curer of all sicknesses, He healed the man: “Rise, take your pallet and walk.” Jesus did this on the Sabbath, which is the day that no work could be done (according to Jewish law). This shows us that: Jesus is the God-man, and can cure all sicknesses, just like He did for the paralytic – all we must do is believe He can; Jesus is above the Sabbath since the Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.
On Monday, May 27, 2013, beginning at 7:00 PM, Great Hierarchical Vespers presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Sotirios will be held at the Church of Sts. Panteleimon, Anna and Pareskevi for the receiving of a portion of the Holy Relic of Saint Paraskevi the Great Martyr of Rome. Following the Vespers Service, the Greek Orthodox Community of Markham (York Region) will hold a reception in the church hall.
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