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The Orthodox Lenten season began Sunday, January 28, 2018, ten weeks from the Feast of our Lord's Resurrection - Pascha (April 8).  The Orthodox Lenten season consists of three phases: 1) Pre-Lent, 2) Great Lent, and 3) Holy Week.  For a complete outline of the Lenten season and a comparison of the Orthodox season with that of Roman Catholics/Protestants, click here.  For helps in preparing for Confession, click here for an Examination of Conscience for Younger Children, and here for a Preparation for Confession by St. John of Kronstadt and St. Ephraim the Syrian.  For an explanation of fasting in the Church, click here.

Sunday, March 11, marks the middle of Great Lent with the Veneration of the Cross.  The Cross stands in the middle of the Church in the middle of the season both as a reminder of our spiritual direction and for encouragement along the way.  Our Lord tells us to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him if we want to be true disciples (see Mark 8:34f.).  We follow Christ who Himself had the Cross as His destination on earth.  It is only through the Cross that we gain resurrection and life in the Kingdom of God.  Only on the Cross of Christ are our sins and the power of death confronted and eradicated.  Thus the Cross is the ultimate pledge of victory.  This gives us strength; this gives us patience and joy.


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.

Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Fr. Jonathan

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Click Here for March Made With Faith prayers and devotions for the Orthodox home.

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