THE PARABLE OF THE PRODIGAL SON BOOK 9 OF THE MOUNT ATHOS SERIES
Archimandrite Vasileios has been at the forefront of the contemporary Athonite revival. He began his monastic career with the late Elder Paisios — one of the great modern startsy. He became Abbot of Stavronikita in 1968, bringing about a marked renewal of that monastery`s spiritual life. Since 1990 he has been Abbot of Iviron, presiding over its transition from an idiorrhythmic to a cenobitic house. He has written widely on monastic issues. His best-known work is the acclaimed Hymn of Entry.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son, contains Fr Vasileios`s reflections on this great parable of repentance. The two sons show how to behave, and how not to behave, towards God. The father is an icon of true fatherhood, spiritual and natural, neither dangerously indulgent nor crudely censorious.