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GREAT LENT AND PASCHA EVENTS


A PRAYER FOR LENT

The Prayer of Saint Ephraim the Syrian is traditionally said many times throughout each day during Great Lent, in addition to our daily prayers.

O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, faintheartedness, lust of power, and idle talk.

But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to your servant.

Yes, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own sin and not to judge my brother, for You are blessed from all ages to all ages. Amen.



Feast of THEOTOKOS March 25

Feast of the Annunciation of the THEOTOKOS

Today did Gabriel, who stands by God, come to the pure virgin, bearing to her the glad annunciation, "Hail, thou that art highly favored! And she cast in her mind what manner of salutation this might be. And the angel immediately proceeded to say, The Lord is with thee: fear not, Mary; for thou hast found favor with God. Behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call His name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David, and He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever: and of His kingdom there shall be no end.

Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? " Shall I still remain a virgin? Is the honor of virginity not then lost by me? And while she was yet in perplexity as to these things, the angel placed shortly before her the summary of his whole message, and said to the pure virgin, "The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." For what it is, that also shall it be called by all means.


Fourth Sunday in Lent:

Let us honor John, that pride of ascetics, that angel on earth, that man of God in heaven, that adornment of the world, and that bliss of virtues and good deeds; for, planted in the house of God, he flourished with justice; and, like a cedar tree in the wilderness, he caused the flock of Christ to grow, those sheep endowed with speech, in righteousness and justice.

-Vespers of the Feast

On the fourth Sunday in Lent we commemorate St. John, the great seventh-Century ascetic and author of The Ladder of Divine Ascent. As we continue the Lenten fast, we recall St. John's account of the labors necessary to approach God, and we take comfort in the Lord's words: "he who endures to the end will be saved" (Mt 24:13).



Lenten and Paschal Cycle

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Zacchaeus Sunday Feb
14
Jan
29
Jan
21
Feb
10
Feb
2
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Publican & Pharisee

Beginning of the Lenten Tridion
Feb
21
Feb
5
Jan
28
Feb
17
Feb
9
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Prodigal Son

Feb
28
Feb
12
Feb
4
Feb
24
Feb
16
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Meatfare Mar
6
Feb
19
Feb
11
Mar
3
Feb
23
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cheesefare

Forgiveness Sunday
Mar
13
Feb
26
Feb
18
Mar
10
Mar
1
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Beginning of
Great Lent
Mar
14
Feb
27
Feb
19
Mar
11
Mar
2
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Palm Sunday Apr
24
Apr
9
Apr
1
Apr
21
Apr
12
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
PASCHA

Beginning of the Pentecostarion
May
1
Apr
16
Apr
8
Apr
28
Apr
19
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Midfeast May
25
May
10
May
2
May
22
May
13
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Ascension Jun
9
May
25
May
17
Jun
6
May
28
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Pentecost Jun
19
Jun
4
May
27
Jun
16
Jun
7
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
SS. Peter & Paul
Fast Begins
Jun
27
Jun
12
Jun
4
Jun
24
Jun
15
  Length of Fast 2
Days
17
Days
25
Days
5
Days
14
Days
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
  Western Easter Mar
27
Apr
16
Apr
1
Apr
21
Apr
12

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