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The Explanation by Blessed Theophylact, Archbishop of Ochrid and Bulgaria, of the Holy Gospel According to Saint Mark
Translated from the original Greek by Fr. Christopher Stade
Volume II of Blessed Theophylact’s Explanation of the New Testament
“The Gospel According to St. Mark was written ten years after the Ascension of Christ. This Mark was a disciple of Peter, whom Peter calls his son, that is, his spiritual son. He was also called John, and the nephew of Barnabas, and the companion of Paul. But eventually he accompanied Peter the most, and was with him in Rome. The believers in Rome begged Mark not only to preach orally, but also to give them a written account of Christ’s life. He agreed, and composed it immediately.”
—“Preface by Blessed Theophylact”
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The Life of the Evangelist Mark According to Sophronius
Preface by Blessed Theophylact
The Explanation of the Holy Gospel According to St. Mark
Concerning the Lord’s baptism by John in the Jordan.
Concerning the calling of Peter and Andrew, and the sons of Zebedee.
Concerning the man possessed of a demon.
Concerning Peter’s mother-in-law.
Concerning those healed of various diseases.
Concerning the leper.
Concerning the paralytic.
Concerning Jesus eating with the publicans.
Concerning the disciples plucking the heads of wheat on the sabbath.
Concerning the man with the withered hand.
On the choosing of the apostles.
Concerning His mother and brothers.
Concerning the parable of the sower.
Concerning the rebuking of the waters.
Concerning the legion of demons.
Concerning the daughter of the ruler of the synagogue.
Concerning the woman with the issue of blood.
Concerning the instruction of the apostles.
Concerning John and Herod.
Concerning the five loaves and two fishes.
Concerning the walking on the water.
Concerning the disciples when they ate with unwashed hands.
Concerning the transgression of the commandment of God.
Concerning the Syro-Phoenician woman.
Concerning the deaf man with an impediment of speech.
Concerning the seven loaves.
Concerning those who sought a sign.
Concerning the leaven of the Pharisees.
Concerning the blind man.
Concerning the Lord’s question to His disciples in Caesarea.
Concerning the Lord’s rebuke of Peter.
Concerning the Transfiguration of Jesus.
Concerning the lunatic.
Concerning those who disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.
Concerning the removal of that which causeth tempation.
Concerning those who asked whether it was lawful to divorce one’s wife.
Concerning the rich man who questioned Jesus.
Concerning the sons of Zebedee.
Concerning Bartimaeus, the blind man.
Concerning the colt.
Concerning the withered fig tree.
Concerning the moneychangers who were cast out of the temple.
On having boldness towards God.
On not remembering wrongs.
Concerning the chief priests and elders who questioned the Lord.
Concerning the parable of the vineyard.
Concerning those who asked about the tribute to Caesar.
Concerning the Sadducees.
Concerning the scribes.
Concerning the questioning of the Lord.
Concerning the need to beware of the hypocrites.
Concerning the widow.
Concerning the end.
Concerning the day and the hour.
Concerning the woman who anointed the Lord with myrrh.
Concerning the Pascha.
Concerning the betrayal of Christ.
Concerning Peter’s denial.
Concerning the charges laid against the Lord by the high priest.
Concerning the things which He suffered under Pilate.
Concerning the custom of the Jews.
Concerning the request for the Lord’s Body.
Concerning the tomb.
Concerning the Resurrection of Christ.
Those to whom the Lord appeared after His Resurrection.
How He commanded the apostles to preach the Gospel.
Item Number: BKCP602
Publication Data: House Springs, MO: Chrysostom Press, 2006
Number of Pages: vi + 144
Dimensions (l × w × h): 22.8 cm × 15.4 cm × 1.0 cm
Additional Information: black-and-white illustrations
The Orthodox Church and Ecumenism
Archimandrite Justin Popović
Translated from the Serbian by Benjamin Emmanuel Stanley
Checked and corrected by Mother Maria
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