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Saint Ephraim’s Prayer

Lenten season! Oh yes! Who’s excited? This guy’s excited! There’s just a different feeling when Lent comes around. If you got to attend Forgiveness Vespers on Sunday evening, you know what I’m talking about. The music changes, the color changes, the hymnography is different. The transition to Lent, for which we have been preparing for […]

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Lent | A Time of Preparation

Well, here we are. It’s Cheesefare week. Lent is right around the corner. The Orthodox faith is one of preparation. We’ve been moving through the pre-Lenten cycle of services and readings for a few weeks now. We’ve heard the story of Zacchaeus, who climbed the sycamore tree that he might see Christ; the story of […]