God’s Great Love for Us

God’s Great Love for Us

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   ‘But he became angry and did not wish to enter’. The parable of the Prodigal Son, which is read today in church, has been called a pearl among the parables, and the Gospel within the Gospel. Some commentators have called it...

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Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom †   19 February 1984 In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. Time and again I have occasion to preach on the Parable of the Prodigal Son, on the story of the Publican and the Pharisee, and every time I notice how...

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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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The Prodigal Son: Like a dead man even before he died in the body

The Prodigal Son: Like a dead man even before he died in the body

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   The Prodigal Son lived aimlessly and wasted all the wealth his father gave him. When he’d spent it all, a famine struck the far-off country where he was and he himself began to starve. In this distant country, far removed from God, there’s always a famine,...

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God’s Great Love For Us

God’s Great Love For Us

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   ‘He became angry and did not want to go in’ The parable of the Prodigal Son, which is read in churches today, is held by commentators to be a pearl among the parables, or the ‘Gospel within the Gospel’. Some call...

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House of Cards

House of Cards

Watch Fr. Michael Marcantoni as he speaks about the parable of the prodigal son. Our calling to forgiveness, to reconciliation is not conditioned by how others act. Our responsibility to mend what is broken in our lives, family and community lies with us irrespective of how others respond. His sons’ missteps do nothing...

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Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son

Fr. Lazarakis explains the parable of the Prodigal Son. As we prepare for Great Lent we are called to “Come to Ourself” and realize that we are sons and daughters of the most high. No matter how far your have strayed our Father is calling us back to him. Watch...

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