Posted on Jan 24, 2010 in Homilies
Fr. Dan Ruff, S.J. – Pastor
Old St. Joseph’s Church, Philadelphia
3rd Sunday in OT-C – 1-24-10
Ah, Corinth! The town that put the “pay” in “pagan”! When Paul arrived in the year 51, some 18 years after the death and resurrection of Christ, Corinth had a lot to recommend it. The city was strategically situated on the narrow isthmus which joins southern Greece to the northern mainland; and it was young and dynamic. As a crossroads for the Mediterranean, it was international in character, comparatively wealthy, and open to new ideas. Paul was,...