Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lent is here again!

In the Orthodox Church Lent started on Monday. On Sunday we had Cheese fair Sunday(or in some circles it is known as Cheese Cake Sunday). It is also Forgiveness Sunday, when we ask all the people in our parish, or outside, to forgive us. We have a service called Forgiveness Vespers at which we do this. It is very moving. It is one of my favorite services.

Also now that Lent has started there will be Presanctified Liturgy. Another of my favorite services! It only happens during Lent on Wednesdays and Fridays. It is done in the evenings. I love this service it is just lovely!

Another exciting thing. Forgiveness Sunday fell on Valentines day 2 years ago. My family was brought in to the Orthodox Church on that day! I always remember that this time of year! :)


1 comment:

  1. Dear Elizabeth,

    I love the prayers and liturgy during Lent especially, and Good Friday is really special, remembering and commerating the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Have a blessed Lent!
    In His love,