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Spiritual Nuggets + February 14, 2016

The Caananite Woman

Masters, Fathers, Mothers, Brothers, and Sisters, bless.

I'd like to send the following from St. Nikolai (Homilies, vol. II, page 175) as he explains why Christ called the Canaanite woman a dog.

The Lord deliberately spoke like this, as all the Jews had spoken, in order that the disciples should reflect and themselves come to the conviction that the understanding held by their nation was mistaken, and that this understanding was as much mistaken as was their nation's degeneration, its apostasy from God and its rejection and despising of Christ the Lord.
- St. Nicholai of South Canaan

In Christ,
+ Fr. Noah

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