Parable of the ten Virgins. The Oil is the Holy Spirit. The proper dogma regarding works. St. Seraphim of Sarov’s Conversation With Nicholas Motovilov

This parable is one of the most important in all of Scripture, and a proper understanding of it is crucial. The interpreter par-excellence of this Gospel is my Patron, St Seraphim of Sarov. His ?Conversation with Motovilov? (also here) contains pearls regarding this parable.

This is worth spending some time on. If you are skimming, at least read St Seraphim?s comments, which follow the Gospel selection.