Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Orthograph #142 - How to Do Lent

Fasting is upon us.


Sean+ said...

Great Lent is the one time of the year when it is a good thing to be utterly self-centered and self-focused. (Excepting, of course, all that charity and whatnot we are supposed to be doing.)

Anonymous said...

Perfect, Steve. :)

"O Lord and Master of my life,
Take from me the spirit of sloth, desire, lust of power and idle talk.
Give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to Thy servant.
Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions,
And not to judge my brother.
For Thou art blessed, always now and forever. Amen.

The Prayer of St. Ephrem"

B. Joanna

mike said...


Davin said...

I need to put this up on the bulletin board at church. There are some people there who really need to see it! ;)

Anonymous said...

Every year, I give up fasting for Lent.

Michael said...

Good for you, Anonymous, that must mean you fast the whole rest of the year then!

Ikonophile said...

Ugh... I find myself doing this, except I'm not looking at Orthodox Christians' plates but the plates of the non-Orthodox. Pray for me, a sinner.