From Peter's point of view the question was, did the enormity of the tsarevich's crime absolve the tsar from the oath which he had taken to spare the life of this prodigal son?
His mother's attempt to wean her prodigal son from his dangerous and mostly disreputable pastimes, by forcing him to marry the beautiful but stupid Eudoxia Lopukhina (Jan.
Each evening Canon Neil will speak about one of Rembrandt's masterpieces depicting the famous parable of Jesus " The Prodigal Son.
He said the prodigal son merely fed swine, he didn't have to chum with them.
"Have you never thought of marrying your prodigal son Anatole?" she asked.