Holy Week and Pascha – A Story told with Slate
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 [link-preview url=”https://slate.adobe.com/cp/U0cyt/”] “Great Lent and Holy Week are two separate fasts, and two separate celebrations. Great Lent ends on Friday of the fifth week (the day before Lazarus Saturday). Holy Week begins immediately thereafter. Let’s explore the meaning of each … Read More

Lessons from St. Mary of Egypt
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 Dear Faithful,   We have reached the last Sunday of Great Lent.  On this last Sunday, the Church presents before us the quintessential example of repentance—the life of St. Mary of Egypt. The Church has put repentance before us as … Read More

Fasting
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 Dear Faithful, We are officially halfway through the Holy Fast. Great Lent is already past its midpoint. During the middle of the Fast, it is good for us to examine ourselves.   How am I doing this Lent?  Am I … Read More

Prayer
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 Dear Faithful,   By the mercy of God, we have completed the third week of Great Lent. What a joy it has been to be in the Church, to attend the services, and to commune with our Triune God. We … Read More

Soul Saturdays
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   Dear Faithful,   Congratulations on completing the second week of Great Lent. As we noted last week, Great Lent’s main theme is repentance. The Church teaches that we can work out our repentance through three main methods—prayer, fasting, and … Read More

Koliva
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Koliva is boiled wheat with typically prepared with powdered sugar, almonds, ground nuts, cinnamon,raisins and more. It is made for memorials, typically on Saturdays of the Souls, funerals, and other memorial services… Read More

Repentance
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   Dear Faithful, Welcome to Great Lent! Thanks be to God for this holy opportunity to renew our lives to the Lord through the Holy Fast! Truly this liturgical season is a time in which the Church is cleansed and … Read More

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