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Great Lent

Living Orthodox Great and Holy Lent

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 02.25.2015 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

The fight is concurrently corporate and private; the faithful join together often in distinctive divine services, such as the Pre-sanctified Divine Liturgy and the Salutations to the Theotokos, while simultaneously striving secretly in prayer, fasting, the study of scripture and almsgiving.

"Lagana" Bread

Katerina Stai | Posted 02.20.2015 | Taste
Katerina Stai

"Lagana" is a traditional flatbread usually baked for Clean Monday, the first day of Great Lent before Easter.

The Sunday of Orthodoxy at the Great Church of Christ

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

Christianity has benefitted greatly by the multitudinous offerings of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, from its rich theological literature and its great missionary activity, to its contributions to the arts and iconography, music and hymnography and architecture

Great Lent: What Fasting, South Park And Your Inner Toddler Have in Common

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 04.26.2012 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

The point of the Lenten fast, for us, is not really about what we give up. It is about what we are supposed to do when we feel ourselves wanting what we have told ourselves we should not have.

Into The Looming Dark Of Lent

Scott Cairns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Scott Cairns

The Greeks have a word for the strange mixture of dispositions that characterizes the spirit of Great Lent; the notion is spoken of as "bright sadness" or "sorrowful joy."