Great Lent and Holy Week 2023
Schedule of Services
Meditations for Great and Holy Lent:
Fast from judging others; feast on Christ dwelling in us.
Fast from emphasis on differences; feast on the unity of life.
Fast from apparent darkness; feast on the reality of light.
Fast from thoughts of illness; feast on the healing power of God.
Fast from words that pollute; feast on phrases that purify.
Fast from discontent; feast on gratitude.
Fast from pessimism; feast on optimism.
Fast from worry; feast on divine order.
Fast from complaining; feast on appreciation.
Fast from negatives; feast on affirmatives.
Fast from unrelenting pressures; feast on unceasing prayer.
Fast from hostility; feast on non-resistance.
Fast from bitterness; feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion for others.
Fast from personal anxiety; feast on eternal truth.
Fast from discouragements; feast on hope.
Fast from lethargy; feast on enthusiasm.
Fast from thoughts that weaken; feast on promises that inspire.
Fast from idle gossip; feast on purposeful silence.
Fast from problems that overwhelm; feast on prayer that fulfills
Recite this morning prayer daily during Great lent:
Lord and Master of my life, deliver me from the spirit of laziness and meddling, the lust for power and gossip.
Rather, grant the spirit of wisdom, humility, patience, and love to me your servant.
Yes, Lord and King, grant that I may see my own faults and not judge my brother; for You are blessed to the ages of ages. Amen.
Sundays: Orthros - 7:45 AM | Divine Liturgy - 9:00 AM
Tuesdays: Paraklesi - 10:00am
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