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  Sunday, July 27, 2014

 

 

Matthew 13.31-33, 44-52

 

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

 

He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.’

 

The Parable of the Yeast

 

He told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.’

 

Three Parables

 

‘The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

 

‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

 

‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad. So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

 

Treasures New and Old

 

‘Have you understood all this?’ They answered, ‘Yes.’ And he said to them, ‘Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.’



 

 

 

 

 ~ Ancient Faith ~

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 ~ Serving the Modern World ~

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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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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