Posts about Great Lent

Pemptousia Partnership

The Outstanding Traditional Theologian of Orthodoxy: Saint Gregory Palamas

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis   Saint Gregory Palamas occupies a very prominent position in the Church, which is why he’s honoured on the Second Sunday…

Mar 13, 2017
The Sounding Blog

A Most-Profitable Vacation in Great Lent?

I have a sweet and dear parishioner who comes from an Old Rite background. She was describing to me the Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete–that beautiful…

Mar 10, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

Some thoughts on Great Lent

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   It’s well known that, in this period, we have two fasts. There are seven weeks of…

Feb 28, 2017
Adult Study Classes

LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory on Preparing for Great Lent

ABOUT FR. GREGORY JOYCE Fr. Gregory Joyce is the Rector of St. Vladimir’s Church, part of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.  Fr. Gregory served…

Feb 26, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Understanding and Living Our Faith: How We Experience Lent and Fasting

“Many Christians, unaware of the great value of fasting, either keep the fast with difficulty or reject it altogether. We should not be afraid to fast…

Feb 26, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

Cheese Fare Sunday

Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes   Today, is Cheese-fare Sunday, which sees the closing of the period of Triodion. Tomorrow, with God’s blessing…

Feb 26, 2017
The Sounding Blog

Musings from a Grateful Convert: Thoughts on Fasting

With the coming of another Holy Season of Great Lent, our thoughts turn to the topic of fasting. Here I offer a few thoughts for your consideration. First…

Feb 25, 2017
Be Renewed in Christ

Preparing for our Lenten Journey

“Preparing for our Lenten Journey”- Great Lent 2016 Just as we make plans for our summer vacations, we need to make plans for our Lenten Journey….

Mar 23, 2016
The Prayer Team

Martha Actually Set a Great Example

She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, he who is coming into the world.”  John 11:27  (Gospel on the Saturday…

Mar 15, 2016
The Sounding Blog

The Interior and Exterior Evangelism of Great Lent

The Great 40 Days are generally considered to be a time of introspection and repentance. The very first words of the Great Canon of St Andrew indicate…

Mar 14, 2016