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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Repentance Not Despair, Μετάνοια και όχι παραίτηση

Repentance Not Despair, Μετάνοια και όχι παραίτηση

    Listen to our Greek Program… Repentance Not Despair The parable of the Prodigal Son offers a great opportunity for us to consider the benefits of true repentance. Still knowing that God is Love, we don’t need to feel guilty and despair but we should focus on our battle...

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I Never Left!  Not true.

I Never Left! Not true.

answered his father, “Lo, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command; yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends.  But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your living with harlots, you...

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One Happy Father

One Happy Father

But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.  And the son said to him, “Father I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.”  But the...

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The Children’s Word: The biggest party

The Children’s Word: The biggest party

What is the greatest party you’ve ever been to? Was it a wedding or a birthday party or even a New Year’s Eve party? Maybe you had lots of music and dancing and fancy clothes…and of course, tons of good food? Today we hear the Gospel story of the Prodigal Son....

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He Came to Himself—the Critical Moment

He Came to Himself—the Critical Moment

But when he came to himself, he said “How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, but I perish here with hunger!  I arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father I have sinned against heaven and before you; I...

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