Today we hear the Parable of the Prodigal Son, concerning a son who leaves his father and his brother and squanders his share of his father’s holdings.
Today’s reading from the Gospel of St. Luke 18:10-18, is the Parable of the Publican and the Pharisee, in which Jesus praises the humble repentance of the Publican and condemns the self-righteous pride of the Pharisees.
Today we in the Orthodox Church celebrate the Sunday of the Forefathers. On this preparatory Sunday before the Nativity of Christ we commemorate the Old Testament patriarchs, prophets and righteous men and women: the forefathers of our Christian faith.
The Gospel for this Sunday is an account of the Healing of the Ten Lepers.
This week our gospel lesson is taken from the Evangelist Luke concerning Jesus’ healing of a crippled Women. Jesus often met people in His ministry who had various physical handicaps and infirmities. The most important point is that Jesus did not treat people with disabilities any different from anyone else. He loves all of us and He approached them not as disabled persons but as persons with a disability. That makes a tremendous difference.
The reading from the Gospel this Sunday comes from Gospel of St. Luke the Evangelist, Chapter 12:16-21, which is the Parable of the Rich Fool.
The gospel lesson for the 8th Sunday of St. Luke the Evangelist is the Parable of the Good Samaritan, who seeing a Jew mortally wounded stops to help him, after both a Jewish priest and a Levite passes by.
Today we hear the Gospel from the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 8:40-56, about Jairus and his daughter and the woman who suffered from bleeding.
The gospel lesson for this Sunday from Luke 8:26-39, brings us face to face with a strange and fearsome man who lived in first century Palestine. It tells us of this encounter where he needs Christ and His life changes completely.
Today we hear the Gospel Lesson from the Evangelist Luke Chapter 16:19-31 which tells us the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus.