Treasures of the Fathers: Pascha Monday

Treasures of the Fathers: Pascha Monday

Source: Lacopts.org

The fig tree is a symbol of the Jewish nation, which had the outward appearance of fruits, because they had followed the letter of the law. But they lacked fruit in that they did not abide by the Spirit of the law and “neglected the weightier things of the law.” They continued to question His authority even to the last moment (9th hour gospel). Christ had rejected the Jews, as they were plotting to slaughter Him.

Truly, when He came and found no fruit in [the Jews], He cursed them through the fig-tree, saying, ‘Let there be ...

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