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Lent, meaning "springtime," was originally simply known in the Church as "40" (Gk., tessarakonti; Lat., quadragesima). Originally 40 hours prior to the annual celebration of our Lord's Resurrection - Pascha (lit., "Passover"), the time period from Christ's Crucifixion on Friday morning to His rising from the dead early on the first day of the week (i.e., Sunday), the season of "40" expanded to a conventional unit of 40 days. In the Orthodox Church, Lent is a continuous period of 40 days prior to Holy Week, the week of our Lord's suffering, death, and Resurrection. This year Holy Week is April 20-27; Pascha is April 28.
This past first Sunday of Lent - Sunday of Orthodoxy/Restoration of the Icons - we had the pleasure of joining St. Nicholas Church (American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese) for Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with their bishop, Metropolitan Gregory. Despite the craziness of the world and our own inter-Orthodox challenges, we still unite at the Lord's Table for the life which is essential: Holy Communion with God the Holy Trinity and one another in the true Faith. During this Great Lent we strive to love God, one another, and the entire world, ourselves icons revealing Christ Jesus who is the Image (Gk., Icon) of the Father.
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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