Распятие Господа (1552)Great Lent is a time of repentance, improvement and spiritual renewal. During the course of the Fast we abstain from eating meat and dairy products. All our attention is concentrated on correcting ourselves and on becoming closer to God. To this end we need to engage in intense prayer, read the Holy Scriptures and other beneficial Orthodox literature, reflect on God and our souls salvation, zealously and more often attend divine services, to confess and Commune, live quieter, humbler and abstain from everything passionate. To try to forgive and help those in need.

MARCH 2013
16 Saturday Vigil 6:00 p.m.
17 Sunday Cheese-fare, Forgiveness Sunday Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Vespers with rite of Forgiveness Vespers 5:00 p.m.
BEGINNING OF GREAT LENT is on Monday, March 18.
18-21 Monday – Thursday Great Compline with reading of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete 6:00 p.m.
22 Friday Matins 6:00 p.m.
23 Saturday Commemoration of the Miracle of St. Theodore the Tyro with boiled wheat and Holy 40 Martyrs of Sebaste (Service to Holy 40 Martyrs transferred here from Friday) Liturgy and blessing of boiled wheat 10:00 a.m.
Vigil 6:00 p.m.
24 Sunday Sunday of Orthodoxy Liturgy and Moleben 10:00 a.m.
29 Friday Requiem Matins 6:00 p.m.
30 Saturday Ancestral Saturday: Commemoration of the Reposed Liturgy and General Pannykhida 10:00 a.m.
Vigil 6:00 p.m..
31 Sunday Commemoration of St. Gregory Palamas Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
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