Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael (John 1:43-51)

Our Scriptures Gospel Reading March 1st Sunday of Orthodoxy (John 1:43-51, Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael) In this passage we meet Nathanael, the man Christ praises for having no conceit or guile. The Old Testament had foretold that the Messiah would be of Bethlehem (Micah 5:1). According to St John Chrysostom, Nathanael had knowledge of the prophecies, and therefore doubted Philip when he told him the Messiah was from Nazareth: “We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph” (v. 45). However, at the same time, he was [...]