Septuagesima – Run that ye may obtain
St. Paul in the Epistle lesson and Jesus Christ in the Gospel lesson tell us that effort is necessary in growing in holiness and “running the race” of the Christian life. Fr. Oldfield preaches on the distinct exhortations in each lesson which concludes that the whole Church runs this race, not as competitors, but as fellow heirs.
Lesson: Joshua 1:1-9
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Gospel: St. Matthew 20:1-16