Sunday, January 20, 2008

Synaxarion - Sunday of the Prodigal Son



Our Savior teaches us daily with His own words. Let us therefore heed the Scripture lesson of the Prodigal who came to his senses. With faith, let us follow his good example of repentance. With a humble heart, let us cry aloud to Him who knows all secrets: We have sinned against You, O merciful Father! We do not deserve to be called Your children ever again. But since You are the Lover of Mankind, receive me now that I repent and make me as one of Your hired servants!


On this day, we commemorate the Parable of the Prodigal Son which occurs in the Holy Gospel, and which our God-bearing Fathers inserted into the Triodion.

Whoever is a Prodigal like me, draw near with confidence and peace. The Gates of the mercy of God have opened to everyone!

By Your ineffable Love for mankind, O Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

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