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The forty day season of Great Lent begins Monday, February 27, followed by Holy Week (April 8-15), and then Pascha (April 16). For a more complete description of the schedule for Great Lent and Holy Week at St. John's, click here. Great Lent is THE school of Orthodox Christianity for those who wish to learn. It combines the bodily disciplines of fasting, vigil, and prayer with contemplation of the spiritual reality of our existence. Thus Great Lent is the ideal environment for repentance, faith, and love. For a short essay on the connection of Great Lent and Prayer, click here.
Can we learn to detach ourselves from materialism and slavery to bodily passions? Can we learn to desire God above all other things, living "a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence" (1 Tim. 2:2)? Only by experience will we learn these things, by effort motivated by the love of God and neighbor, in the sure and certain hope of our salvation in Jesus Christ our Lord.
If you are interested in the Orthodox Faith, we welcome you to come and meet with us and pick up many interesting and informative pamplets that are available for you! If you should have any questions please feel free to call me at the Church at (330) 372-3895.
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