The foregoing two parables — especially that of the Prodigal Son — have presented to us God’s extreme goodness and love for man. The divine Fathers have appointed today’s feast commemorating Christ’s impartial Second Coming, through which we bring to mind that God is not only the Friend of man, but also the most righteous Judge, Who recompenses to each according to his deeds.
It is the aim of the holy Fathers, through bringing to mind that fearful day, to rouse us from the slumber of carelessness unto the work of virtue, and to move us to love and compassion for our brethren. Besides this, we commemorate Adam’s exile from the Paradise of delight — which exile is the beginning of life as we know it now — it is clear that today’s is reckoned the last of all feasts, because on the last day of judgment, truly, everything of this world will come to an end.
Parish Council on Duty:
John Argiropoulos, John Ioannou, Jr., Tony Maiorana, Demetri Rapanos, Mark Zaden, Kathy Ziegler