19th Sunday After Pentecost 2020
Feast of the Divine Maternity
Today is also the feast of the Divine Maternity which was clearly taught at the Council of Ephesus to correct the errors of Nestorius. The Holy Virgin is the Mother of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity Who has a divine and a human nature. St. Paul in the Epistle encourages us to put on a new life of grace and abandon lying, stealing, anger and all other vices incompatible with God’s life in the soul. Our Lord tells the parable of the marriage feast in today’s Gospel. This was spoken on Tuesday of Holy Week to those about to kill Him. To the saved it was the promise of enjoying the heavenly banquet one day but to the unrepentant evildoers it was a warning of being cast out for eternity.