Tag Archives: Lent

Living as God’s Creation

What do Adam and Eve in Paradise, Global Climate Change, and Great Lent have in common? … Trees. And that’s how our weekend began. Recently, the OCF at the County College of Morris, a newly chartered OCF chapter, hosted their first Pan-Orthodox OCF/Young Adult Weekend Retreat around the topic of Living in God’s Creation. The […]


Lay Aside All Earthly Cares

As the end of the semester approaches, college life gets busier and busier. Papers, exams, and presentations pile up along with the pressure of moving and preparing for a summer internship, job, or classes. This year, it just happens to align with me for the busiest time of the Liturgical year – Holy Week and […]

Painting by Viktor Kudrin

Changing Our Habits in Lent

I’ve noticed a pattern in my own life. In times of transition, like the start of a semester or the start of summer, it takes time to adjust to being in that new situation and to remember how to live on that particular schedule and in that environment. But once I complete that adjustment and […]


Get Ready–Lent Is Coming

Our Christian brothers in the West started Lent on Wednesday, but we’re over here just chilling. But then you realize Zacchaeus Sunday is already this Sunday. Meaning there are only four more weeks until Great Lent starts. It’s time to begin making the most out of the non-fasting days you have left. And to start […]

Day of Prayer Logo

Day of Prayer | A Student Reflection

College is tough. Between classes, clubs, sports, relationships, and missing family, it gets very stressful. Trying to actively keep the faith and pray, fast, abstain from certain activities, and go to church regularly adds to the struggle. Many times a semester I’ll find myself worn down from all of these things and needing a break. […]