The Parable of the Sower

The Parable of the Sower

Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes   In today’s Gospel reading, the Evangelist Luke presented the Parable of Sower. Our Lord Jesus Christ used examples from the daily life to express the heavenly and divine truths. He was able in this way to help the man of good will to understand and...

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What is our Apostasy Today?

What is our Apostasy Today?

Metropolitan Panteleimon of Veria, Naousa and Kampania   ‘And the younger of them said to his father: “Father, give me my share of the inheritance’”. One of the best-known and most popular Gospel readings is the parable of the Prodigal Son. Although it’s known as the ‘parable of the prodigal’,...

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The Sunday of the Prodigal Son

The Sunday of the Prodigal Son

From the Kyriakodromion of Monk Agapios God is always good and kind to everyone, more than patient with us. But He manifests His great goodness in particular towards those who are sinning. It looks as though He burdens the righteous on all sides and doesn’t give them any respite, yet He’s much...

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Sermon on the Apostolic reading for the Sunday of the prodigal son (1st Corinthians 6:12-20)

Sermon on the Apostolic reading for the Sunday of the prodigal son (1st Corinthians 6:12-20)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   In the parable of the “Prodigal Son,” which we heard from the Holy Gospel (Luke 15:11-32), we saw a situation where a man embraces “prodigal living.” He was a free man who became a slave, and grazed with the “pigs” of his fleshly passions. This...

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Whole or Half Christians?

Whole or Half Christians?

Ioannis Karavidopoulos, Professor of the School of Thelogy of the University of Thessaloniki   The case of the prominent Jew who had observed all the commandments of Mosaic Law from the time of his youth is one we can easily relate to. He asks Jesus what remains for him to...

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The Foolish Rich Man

The Foolish Rich Man

Metropolitan of Gortyn and Megalopolis, Ieremias   1. I mentioned to you on another occasion, my Christian friends, that our Church, like the caring mother it is, uses this period of winter- when living conditions have always been difficult- to present us with Sunday Gospel readings that sharpen our awareness...

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The Self-Sacrifice of Love for our Neighbour

The Self-Sacrifice of Love for our Neighbour

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis, Theologian   Today’s Gospel reading is the well-known parable of the Good Samaritan. The immediate message of the reading is obvious- that we should aid those in distress- but the following commentary puts this teaching into context. Christ is approached by a lawyer, asked a question meant...

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Jesus Will Never Give Up On You

Jesus Will Never Give Up On You

The Parable of the Sower tells us that Jesus will never give up on us. He will constantly try to breakthrough into our hearts and  into our lives. The question is, will we let Him in?  We have allowed so many distractions around us that it has become so difficult to focus on the most important thing in life...

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The Dignity of Humankind and the Indignity of God

The Dignity of Humankind and the Indignity of God

Ilias Voulgarakis       An undignified Trinity Once upon all the time, there’s God. And from some time there’s human beings. But the reports coming from Earth about the state of humankind are increasingly distressing. The human race is going from bad to worse, despite all God’s efforts, through...

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Wise or Foolish, Which are You?

Wise or Foolish, Which are You?

Jesus said, “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; but the wise took flasks of...

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