Fr. Thomas Hopko: The Publican and the Pharisee

The Publican and the Pharisee

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (18:10-14)

The Lord spoke this parable: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank Thee that I am not like other men, extortionists, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

hopko-speaking-logoFebruary 10, 2009 Length: 19:12

Fr. Tom teaches on the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee as we prepare for the Lenten season.

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Podcast courtesy of Ancient Faith Radio.