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A Voice From The Isles
Episode date: December 11, 2012
Today is the feast of the conception of the most holy Theotokos by the righteous Anna, in Hebrew, Hannah … and also that of the prophetess Hannah, mother of the Prophet Samuel. The Church celebrates these two feasts together because they have a most intimate connection, albeit being separated in time by some 11 centuries.
The mother of the Theotokos was named after the mother of the Prophet Samuel, Hannah and Anna being the same name. Hannah in the Old Testament is best known for her barren mother’s Song of celebration in the calling of her miraculously conceived son to serve the Lord for all his life. Hannah or Anna in the New…
Episode date: February 17, 2013
The Lord spoke this parable: “Two men went into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee, and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank thee that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I get.’
“But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’
“I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who…
Episode date: February 17, 2013
One day, our Lord Jesus Christ told this parable. (A parable is a story with a special meaning.) He wanted people to learn something from His story.
He told about two men who went to the temple to pray. One was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector. In those days, Pharisees were people who tried very hard to follow God’s laws, but often did it just to show off or brag. And in those days, people did not like tax collectors because they often cheated people out of their money.
The Pharisee stood up and prayed proudly, “Thank you, God, that I’m not like other men who disobey You and hurt others. Thank you that I’m not…
Episode date: February 24, 2013
The Lord spoke this parable: “There was a man who had two sons; and the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that falls to me.’ And he divided his living between them. Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took his journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in loose living. And when he had spent everything, a great famine arose in that country, and he began to be in want. So he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would gladly have fed on the pods that the swine ate; and no one…
Episode date: December 31, 1969
One time, our Lord Jesus Christ told a story to teach a lesson.
He told about a man with two sons. One day, the younger son asked his father for a lot of money. He took the money and left his home. He traveled far away and wasted all the money his father gave him.
Soon after that, there was not enough food in the land. So, the younger son got a job feeding pigs. He was so hungry that he wanted to eat the pigs’ food. He worked hard, but was still hungry.
As he worked, he remembered that the servants at his father’s house worked hard but had plenty of food. He thought to himself, “I will go and say I am sorry to my father…