On Friday evening, March 24, the eve of the feast, our parish gathered to celebrate this feast with a festive Vesperal Liturgy. Following the service, some of us joined together to continue celebrating over a relaxed lenten dinner at the nearby diner. Thank you to all who made this celebration so beautiful. Below is an explanation of the feast from the OCA website: Read the full article →
View the schedule of services for the beginning of Lent.
The lenten spring has come – the light of repentance!
O brothers, let us cleanse ourselves from all evil, crying out to the Giver of Light:
Glory to Thee, O Lover of man.
Let us begin the fast with joy! Let us prepare ourselves for spiritual effort!
Let us purify our souls and cleanse our flesh.
Let us abstain from passion as we abstain from food,
Let us rejoice in the spirit and persevere with love,
That we may all see the Holy Passion of Christ, Our God
And rejoice in spirit at the Holy Pascha!
Included below is the archpastoral message of His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, on this, the beginning of Great Lent.
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