Great Lent

Great Lent is also known as the Great Fast, a season of 40 contiguous days of fasting in Orthodox Christianity. It concludes with Pascha, Orthodox Easter. It is similar to Lent in western Christianity, but the length, dates and some practices and liturgy are different. Fasting continues through Holy Week. During this time leading up to the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, adherents traditionally increase the intensity of their prayer and ab... View more

featured Great Lent texts, images, videos and audio

Trending Now

02/17/2015

What is clean Monday?

Athens celebrations for "Clean Monday", the first day of Lent in the Orthodox calendar.
02/25/2015

First Monday of Great Lent Services

Live services on the first Monday of Lent at the Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, PA.
03/08/2017

How to use digital devices this Lent for holy reflection

Practicing 40 days of technoselectivity might actually have a longer-term impact socially and spiritually on one’s daily life. It could even deepen...
03/22/2017
03/16/2017
03/22/2018

Featured Experts