Posts about Great Lent

Pemptousia Partnership

The end of the fast and the ‘air’ of asceticism

Having completed the forty days that bring profit to our soul, we beseech You, in Your love for us: May we behold the Holy Week of Your Passion that in…

Apr 09, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

Finding the Deep Heart during Great Lent

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   The grace of God has gathered us together today at the heart of Great Lent in order to express to the Lord our…

Apr 04, 2017
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‘My soul, my soul’, Kontakion in the Great Canon (Gr. Daravanoglou)

With the vocal resonance which is his hallmark, Archon Maestro of the Great Church of Christ, Grigorios Daravanoglou sings ‘My soul, my soul’ the famous…

Apr 03, 2017
The Sounding Blog

The Crucified Jesus: A Book Review

Holy Week is the prime time for our spiritual life. It is when we spend more time at Church, increase our privet prayers and, for many people–especially…

Apr 02, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

The Memory of the Blessed Mary the Egyptian

Nektarios Thanos   “… her many sins have been remitted, because she loved greatly” Luke 7, 47. On the Fifth Sunday of Lent, the Church honours…

Apr 02, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

Saint John of the Ladder

Archimandrite Georgios Alendas   Great Lent is a period of repentance, during which our stony hearts must become, through God’s grace, softened…

Mar 31, 2017
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‘Do not turn away your face’ (sung by Matthaios Tsamkiranis)

In Great Lent, the Orthodox Church, through its long, penitential services, seeks the mystical experience and approach of the Passion and the Resurrection….

Mar 29, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

The Epistle Reading for the 4th Sunday in Lent

In today’s Epistle, Saint Paul calls hope ‘a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul’. A ship without an anchor runs the risk of being dashed against…

Mar 29, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Finding and Asking for Forgiveness

My first Forgiveness Sunday in 2000 left me feeling sore but satisfied, even though at the time I did think it was a bit redundant. After all, I was a…

Mar 26, 2017
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What To Do If I Can’t Find My Faith: LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory

Every person asks questions.  Here at Orthodox Christian Network we encourage it.  Fr. Gregory Joyce blesses our OCN Community. Every other week Fr….

Mar 25, 2017