August 28, 2015 Length: 13:42
The western churches that use lectionaries have tried to coordinate these lessons in the three-year lectionary in use since the Seventies. In Orthodoxy the Epistles do not coordinate to the Gospels. Consequently, Fr. Gabriel usually preaches on the Epistle lesson at Saturday Great Vespers and then on the Gospel at the Sunday Divine Liturgy in order to give consideration of both texts. The Epistle from I Corinthians 15, however, the chapter on the Resurrection, came in the rotation recently and Fr. Gabriel decided to use it for the Sunday homily to reach a wider audience. Listen in on his approach to this classic passage.