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

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02/17/2015

What is clean Monday?

Athens celebrations for "Clean Monday", the first day of Lent in the Orthodox calendar.
03/01/2017

"Happy Lent" ?

An Ash Wednesday Homily // Originally posted on The Unexpected Pastor
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.
03/22/2016

Who Am I

Who Am I by Casting Crowns, expressing wonder at the love God has for us.
03/08/2017
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...
09/27/2016

Repealing the Johnson Amendment - Just Another Means to Bully Other Religions

As a member of a minority religion, one of the many things that bother me about Trump is his call for the repeal of the Johnson Amendment.
11/02/2016

5 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About All Souls Day

Who are All these Souls and Saints everyone is talking about – and what's the difference?
07/25/2016

The Holy Dare: All in for the All and All

Are you hungry for more of God? Do you desire to be consecrated wholly unto Him for whatever He has for you? Not the Christian check-list. Not a bu...
03/14/2016

The Nails

A heartfelt ballad by Michael Schroeder expressing the great love for that Jesus Christ showed by dying on the cross for our sins.
03/16/2017

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