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Sunday of the Blind Man (John 9:1-38), by His Eminence Panteleimon, Metropolitan of Antinoes

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Sunday of the Blind ManBy His Eminence Panteleimon, Metropolitan of Antinoes

   Christ is risen! He is truly risen.

In today’s Holy Gospel, as our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ left the temple of Jerusalem, leaving behind the Jews who wanted to stone Him (John 8:59), He passed by a young “man who was blind from birth” (John 9:l).

It is very difficult for anyone to describe the world of a blind man.  What can we say?  What words can we find to comfort him?  It is easy for us to find and say nice words, but have we actually considered the unlimited darkness within a blind man’s life?

The man was born blind.  He never saw the light of this world.  He never saw the faces of his beloved parents, relatives and friends.  He never admired the beauty of the fields.  He never could imagine the multitude of the colours of the flowers. …

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