Lenten Posts

The Silent Treatment as Medicine

The Silent Treatment as Medicine

“Noise is one of the most common pollutants. It is often ignored because it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. And yet it can have negative effects on human well-being" (ASHA.org). Did you know that a hair blow dryer can cause hearing damage because of the amount...

Great Lent Begins | The Safety Net

Great Lent Begins | The Safety Net

Here we go, team! The beginning of Great Lent in college is--at least for me--markedly different than how it began in high school. In high school, I lived with a bunch of people who were also awaiting Forgiveness Sunday--I believe the technical term is "family"--and...

Lenten Reflection | Spring Cleaning

Lenten Reflection | Spring Cleaning

Each household has its own set of routine chores that needs to get done. Vacuuming, sweeping, making the beds, doing the laundry, and so on. However, many families will set aside a time for a deeper and more thorough cleaning of the home. Spring cleaning. Spring...

How Do I Lent?

How Do I Lent?

Update: Lent started. Today is just a few days before the Sunday of St. John Climacus (aka the fourth Sunday of Lent), which means we’re more than halfway to Pascha. Some of us may have had the foresight to figure out specific goals for Lent going into it, while...

Attending Church | The Lenten Effort

Attending Church | The Lenten Effort

Boy oh boy it's Wednesday, and in Lent that means Presanctified (AKA: the greatest church service of all time). In my opinion, Presanctified is one of the most powerful and moving services we have in the Orthodox Church. If you've never been, your church likely has it...

Lent | A Time of Preparation

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...

Of Your Time & Talents

Of Your Time & Talents

When we think of stewardship and giving back to the Church, our mind naturally goes to money. It's really no secret that as college students we have no money. That's why we love going home so much: free food and free laundry (and to see dear old Mom and Dad, of...

Changing Our Habits in Lent

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...