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The Explanation of the Holy Gospel According to Luke
by Blessed Theophylact, Archbishop of Ochrid and Bulgaria
Translated from the original Greek by Fr. Christopher Stade
Volume III of Blessed Theophylact’s Explanation of the New Testament
“After the Lord ascended, and Paul believed, Luke became a close companion and follower of Paul. He wrote his Gospel with great accuracy, as his preface makes clear. He wrote the Gospel fifteen years after the Lord’s Ascension. He writes it to a certain Theophilus, a senator and perhaps a magistrate as well, calling him most excellent. [...]Everyone who loves God and exercises dominion over his passions is a Theophilus and most excellent, and it is he who is truly worthy to hear the Gospel.”
—“Preface by Blessed Theophylact”
The Life of the Evangelist Luke According to Sophronius
Life of the Evangelist Luke from the Synopsis of the Martyr Dorotheus, Bishop of Tyre
Preface by Blessed Theophylact
The Explanation of the Holy Gospel According to St. Luke
The preface of St. Luke to his Gospel.
Concerning the parents of John the Baptist, and his birth.
Concerning the angel’s salutation to Mary.
Concerning Mary’s salutation to Elizabeth.
Concerning the enrollment.
Concerning Mary’s birthgiving.
Concerning the shepherds. Concerning Simeon.
Concerning the Prophetess Anna. Concerning Jeus when He was found in the midst of the teachers.
Concerning the preaching of John.
Concerning those who asked John what they should do.
Concerning Herod and John.
Concerning the Baptism of the Saviour.
Concerning the genealogy of Christ.
Concerning the Saviour’s fasting and tempation.
Concerning Jesus, when He was led to the mountain by the Jews, and passed through their midst.
Concerning the man with the demonic spirit.
Concerning Peter’s mother-in-law.
Concerning those healed of various diseases.
Concerning the catch of fish.
Concerning the leper. Concerning the paralytic.
Concerning Levi the publican.
Concerning the Lord when He ate with publicons.
Why did John’s disciples fast, and Christ’s did not?
Concerning Christ’s disciples who plucked the heads of grain on the sabbath.
Concerning the man with the withered hand.
Concerning the choosing of the apostles.
Concerning the beatitudes. On loving one’s enemies.
On not quarreling with one’s neighbor.
On not judging one’s neighbor.
Concerning the centurion.
Concerning the widow’s son.
Concerning those sent by John.
Concerning the woman who anointed the Lord with myrrh.
Concerning the parable of the sower.
Concerning the mother, and brothers of the Lord, when they wished to see Him.
Concerning the rebuking of the waters.
Concerning the legion of demons.
Concerning the daughter of the ruler of the synagogue.
Concerning the woman with an issue of blood.
On the commissioning of the twelve.
Concerning Herod when he heard of Jesus.
Concerning the five loaves and two fishes.
Concerning the Lord’s question.
Concerning the Transfiguration of Christ.
Concerning the man who was lunatic.
Concerning the discussion as to who was the greatest.
Concerning the man who was prevented by the disciples from driving out demons.
On not asking punishment for those who do not receive the apostles.
Concerning the man who was not permitted to follow Christ.
Concerning the appointment of the seventy apostles.
Concerning the questioning by the lawyer.
Concerning the man who fell among thieves.
Concerning Martha and her sister Mary.
Concerning the man possessed of a mute demon.
Concerning the woman of the company who lifted up her voice.
Concerning those who asked for a sign.
Concerning the Pharisee who invited Jesus.
Concerning the woe of the lawyers.
Concerning the leaven of the Pharisees.
Concerning the man who wanted to divide the inheritance.
Concerning the man whose ground brought forth plentifully.
Concerning disdain for the things of the world.
On fleeing from the love of money.
Concerning the watchful servant.
On not disputing with thy brother.
Concerning the Galileans and those at Siloam.
Concerning the fig tree which beareth no fruit.
Concerning the woman with a spirit of infirmity.
Concerning the parable of the grain of mustard seed, and the parable of the leaven.
Concerning the man who asked if the saved be few.
Concerning those who spoke to Jesus about Herod.
Concerning the man who suffered from dropsy.
On not desiring the places of honour.
On inviting the poor, instead of friends, to the supper.
Concerning those who were invited to the supper.
Concerning the parable of the building of the tower.
Concerning the parable of the hundred sheep.
Concerning the parable of the prodigal son.
Concerning the steward of unrighteousness.
That not even one tittle of the law will pass away.
On not divorcing one’s wife.
Concerning the rich man and Lazarus.
On forgiving thy brother’s sins.
Concerning faith in God.
Concerning the ten lepers.
Concerning the questioning of Jesus as to when the kingdom of God should come.
On unceasing prayer.
Concerning the judge of unrighteousness.
Concerning the Pharisee and the Publican.
Concerning the children, of whom is the kingdom of God.
Concerning the man who asked Jesus what he should do to inherit eternal life.
Concerning the blind man at Jericho.
Concerning the man who went to receive for himself kingship.
Concerning the ten servants who received the ten pounds.
Concerning the colt.
Concerning Jesus weeping over Jerusalem.
On the casting out from the temple of those who bought and sold.
Concerning the chief priests and scribes who asked the Lord by what authority He did these things.
Concerning the parable of the vineyard.
Concerning those who craftily asked Him about the tribute.
Concerning the Sadducees who denied the resurrection.
Concerning the Lord’s questioning of the Pharisees.
Concerning the widow who cast in two mites.
Concerning the question about the end.
Concerning the captivity of Jerusalem, and the Lord foretelling to His disciples her desolation.
Concerning the signs.
Concerning the Pascha.
Concerning those who disputed who was the greatest.
Concerning Satan’s demand to have Peter that he might sift him as wheat.
Concerning Christ’s arrest.
Concerning Jesus when He was led away to the high priest.
How the Saviour was led away to Pilate.
How He was mocked by Herod.
Concerning the women who bewailed Him.
Concerning the crucifixion of Christ.
Concerning the repentant thief.
Concerning the burial of Christ.
Concerning the women who looked at the tomb.
Concerning Peter who ran to the tomb.
Concerning the appearance of Jesus.
Concerning the Ascension into heaven.
Item Number: BKCP603C
Publication Data: House Springs, MO: Chrysostom Press, 2007
Number of Pages: viii + 328
Dimensions (l × w × h): 23.6 cm × 16.0 cm × 2.7 cm
Additional Information: black-and-white illustrations
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