Posts about Lent

Be Transfigured

Is Our Lenten Struggle Worth It?

Half-way through Great Lent, we are tired, hungry, and a bit grumpy, and the Church encourages us to keep up the struggle if we desire to be with God in…

Mar 17, 2015
Come Receive the Light

Are You Scared of Confession?

Does the thought of confession terrify you? You’ve never been? During the Lenten Season, we are encouraged to participate in the sacrament of confession,…

Feb 27, 2015
The Sounding Blog

The Sixth Day of Creation: The Fashioning of Man

THE SIXTH DAY OF CREATION: THE FASHIONING OF MAN Wednesday, Lent Week I Presanctified Liturgy: Gen. 1:24-2:3; Prov. 2:1-22 1. On the first Wednesday of…

Feb 24, 2015
The Sounding Blog

Kisses are Better than Ashes

My first year as an Orthodox Christian I missed Ash Wednesday. I don’t mean forgot to attend or didn’t notice it on the calendar, but literally missed….

Feb 18, 2015
The Sounding Blog

Strategic Retreat

It started with a fire on the stove. A moment’s inattention to some oil and three kernels of popcorn in a pot. Never mind, clap the lid on, set the pot…

Feb 17, 2015
The Sounding Blog

Zacchaeus and the Salvation of Sinners

Zacchaeus lives in the Church, abiding as an image of us all. In some sense, everyone of us is Zacchaeus, for everyone of us is a sinner at heart. That…

Jan 26, 2015