Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

Joy of all the Sorrowful - Mays Landing, NJ (f. 1966)

Leviticus

Leviticus contains extremely specific details of the laws and priestly rituals. The first 16 chapters and the last chapter make up the Priestly Code, with rules for ritual cleanliness, sin-offerings, and the Day of Atonement, including Chapter 12 which mandates male circumcision. Chapters 17-26 contain the Holiness Code, including the injunction in chapter 19 to "love one's neighbor as oneself" as later confirmed by Jesus in the Gospels. The book is largely concerned with "abominations", largely dietary and sexual restrictions. The rules are generally addressed to the Israelites, except for the prohibition in chapter 20 against sacrificing children to Molech, which applies equally to "the strangers that sojourn in Israel."

 

Filter
Display # 
Title Hits
Leviticus 12 (Vespers Meeting of Our Lord) 1569
Leviticus - Composite Ch. 26 (Vespers, Indiction) 1727

Search our site

See also other pages on our website:

1966 - 2016

We are celebrating our fiftieth year as a parish in Mays Landing, New Jersey

books

Read books from our bookstore.

Icons & Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church
Loading ...