Posts about Great Lent

The Prayer Team

One Happy Father

But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.  And the son said to him, “Father…

Feb 25, 2016
Orthodox Youth and Young Adult Programs

Humility and a Reorienting the Heart

  The Gospel of the Pharisee and the Publican is read every year to open the Triodion, the preface period to Great Lent, and it is a highly familiar…

Feb 24, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Lenten Moussaka

Looking for a substantial meal for Saturday of Lazarus or Palm Sunday?  This is definitely “Company Worthy.” Lenten Moussaka   Slice…

Mar 30, 2015
Be Transfigured

Come into the Common Place of Our Heart

On the threshold of Great Lent, the Church calls us to the high calling of forgiveness, but many of us do not fully understand that forgiveness isn’t…

Feb 24, 2015
The Sounding Blog

Loving to Fast, and Fasting to Love

And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you,…

Feb 23, 2015
Pearls of Great Price

Entering the Arena–Great Lent Begins… Again!

I see Your Bridal Chamber adorned, O my Savior, and I have no wedding garment that I may enter therein. O Giver of Light, make radiant the garment of my…

Feb 23, 2015
Orthodox News

Archbishop Demetrios: Lent Is Not a Journey of Despair

Holy and Great Lent Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance…. Matthew 3:8                                     To the Most Reverend…

Feb 20, 2015
The Sounding Blog

Enter into the Spirit of Great Lent

Great Lent is about stepping out of the busyness of life and intentionally entering an arena to battle the passions. We are called to live simply and in…

Feb 19, 2015
The Sounding Blog

Maslenitsa: An Orthodox Mardi Gras…With Snowball Fights

Maslenitsa, sometimes called Butter Week, Crepe Week, or Cheesefare Week (i.e. the week we say goodbye to cheese), is a very popular religious and folk…

Jul 24, 2014
The Sounding Blog

Embracing the Blessing of Exquisite Pain

Every year when Pascha ends, I start to eagerly anticipate the next one, the next opportunity to completely focus on my faith and forget the rest of my…

Jun 11, 2014