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  Sunday, September 14, 2014

 

 

Matthew 18.21-35



Forgiveness


Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.


The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant


‘For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. When he began the reckoning, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him; and, as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, together with his wife and children and all his possessions, and payment to be made. So the slave fell on his knees before him, saying, “Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.” And out of pity for him, the lord of that slave released him and forgave him the debt. But that same slave, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow-slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat, he said, “Pay what you owe.” Then his fellow-slave fell down and pleaded with him, “Have patience with me, and I will pay you.” But he refused; then he went and threw him into prison until he should pay the debt. When his fellow-slaves saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. Then his lord summoned him and said to him, “You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. Should you not have had mercy on your fellow-slave, as I had mercy on you?” And in anger his lord handed him over to be tortured until he should pay his entire debt. So my heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart.’

 



 

 

 

 

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Who We Are

Old Catholic Diocese of Washington, DC, serves the people of Washington, DC; Maryland; and northern Virginia and is a Diocese of The Old Catholic Church, Province of the United States (TOCCUSA). 

 

1.   Emmaus Faith Community of The Old Catholic Church located in Germantown, MD.

 

The Old Catholic Diocese of Washington, DC, is composed of Christians united to Christ and one another by our baptism.  We accept these essential Catholic beliefs: 

 

  • The authority of the canonical Bible (Hebrew and Christian books) as interpreted by tradition and reason as the revelation of God and guide to Christian faith and living. 
  • The articles of Faith as set forth in the Creeds of the Ecumenical Councils of the Church. 

 

We also: 

 

  • Maintain the historic Apostolic Succession of bishops (elected by the local church)
  • Celebrate the seven sacraments of the Church
  • Believe that faith in Christ is made known by works of love and service
  • Believe in the Communion of Saints

 

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What We Do

 

Old Catholic Diocese of Washington, DC is a religious organization that provides spiritual guidance, direction, and counseling, in addition to Mass and the Sacraments, to people and families who are seeking affirmation, validation, or are just "questioning".  

 

 

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