'Great Lent' tagged posts

Begin 2019 Great Lent Seeking “Forgiveness”

Let us begin the Great Lent Seeking “Forgiveness” My dear friends, “if I have wronged you in any manner through my words or deeds, please Forgive me, a Sinner.” The first act before we enter this Great Lent is to ask from and offer forgiveness to everyone individually we have wronged. This is one of…

Guide to Fasting – Nativity Fast!

Guide to Fasting: I get so many questions about how to fast:  In response, I am sharing my simple and humble guidance.    For us Orthodox Christians, we are supposed to keep the traditional rules of fasting. Keep the Church’s fasting rule as well as you are able, and then decide on additional disciplines, in consultation…

Jesus Cleanses and Accepts Everyone

The man in today’s story (St. Luke 5:12-16) was unclean, repulsive, unfeeling, alienated, with an incurable disease. He came to Jesus – You will never be saved until you are willing to do anything you have to do to get to Jesus. In order to come to Christ, you are going to have to turn…

Wishing you a Great Lent!

Remember -“God forgives.” Great Lent is an opportunity to maximize our Easter gladness. Religious fanatics put on a big show during the Great Lent, missing the whole intent. This discipline is not intended to draw us away from others. Moreover, the Church is very clear that fasting per se is not a virtue, nor is…

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