Gleanings from Orthodox Christian Authors and the Holy Fathers

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The icon of the prodigal son, who squandered the substance of his father, shows us most clearly the reason for which Christ died. REF:Elder Ephraim of Philotheou Mount Athos, "Counsels from the Holy Mountain"



What is this banquet hall? First, let us find out From the Gospels in order that we may share the joy; So I shall call the parable to mind. He was at first stripped from any grace, For he had squandered all his substance, And he runs to his father with many tears, crying: "Father, I have sinned." Then, He Who beholds all, saw him and hurried To meet him and embraced him, Throwing His arms around his neck, For He is the God of those who repent. So, in His mercy, He took pity in His son who has fallen. He is the Lord and Savior of the ages. On the Prodigal Son, The Kontakia of Romanos, Vol. II





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