Father Simon Says – August 8, 2022 – Sleeping through the Transfiguration?

Bible Study: (2:01)

Ez 1:2-5, 24-28c

  • Father tells a story about a visionary who had a message about his ministry

Mt 17:22-27

  • Was Jesus concerned about scandal? 

Letters (22:43)

  • Did the apostles sleep through the Transfiguration? 
  • Caller thanks Fr. Simon for talking about clapping at Mass. https://theveilremoved.com/
  • What does it mean to play a harlot? 
  • Listener writes in about sacramental validity 
  • I’ve heard that High Church Lutherans try to maintain apostolic succession. Is that true? 
  • Should we wear rainbow clothing? 

Word of the Day: Electrum (34:04)


  • (35:20): Question about Hebrews 11:1 and the Greek translation
  • (38:08) – Who came up with the idea to tax the Jewish people, the Temple or The Romans? 
  • (40:55) – How Luke who was a Greek, got involved w/Paul and the Jewish Christians? Did Jesus descend from Judah?
  • (44:47) – When mass is celebrated, the kingdom of God descends and the rules of the kingdom are different.
  • (47:47) – Pray as if everything depends on God,  and work as if everything depends on you; is that accurate? 
Father Richard Simon, who jokingly refers to himself as Reverend Know-it-All is the host of Fr. Simon Says on Relevant Radio. Father Simon delves into the daily Scripture readings, shares a Word of the Day to help you sharpen you vocabulary, and opens the phones to your questions about the Faith. After just a few minutes with Father Simon, you might be convinced that he truly does know it all!