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Printable 2018 Fasting Calendar

2018 Lent and Holy Week Schedule

February 19: Beginning of Great Lent

Wednesday, February 21: Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts, 9:30AM

Saturday, February 24: Great Vespers, 5:00 PM.

February 25: Sunday of Orthodoxy at 10:00AM;  Pan Orthodox Vespers at 5:00PM

March 1: Antiochian Women Month

 

Thought for the Day

"Are you rich? Display much bountifulness! Have you become poor? Show much endurance and patience! For neither is wealth an evil, nor poverty in itself; but these things, either of them, become so according to the free choice of those who make use of them." -- St. John Chrysostom
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The Apostle Paul set the tone for this Sunday when he wrote to the Hebrews: "Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witness, let us also lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us..."  We are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses - Prophets, Martyrs, Confessors, Bishops and Angels.  Let us not forget the entire rank of Saints to whom this day is dedicated each year.

We should lay aside every sin and run the race - inspired by this panorama of those, known and unknown, who have lived their lives in piety and faith.  They glorified God by their deeds of love.  Let us emulate them and become victors in the challenge of human life.

The icon-screens in our churches are reminders of this idea.  They are filled with holy figures from Church history who we should learn more about.  It is also popular to have collective icons, that is, icons which depict a number of saints and scenes grouped together.  Sometimes they are saints grouped by the month they are celebrated or by the roles they played together in the Church.  The icon on our bulletin has a number of various groupings, all revolving around the majestic figure of Christ our Lord. He is flanked by the Holy Virgin, St. John the Baptist, then the Apostles, along with the Angelic host.

As we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we should look to Jesus as the Perfector of our faith.  Hopefully we can strive to join the ranks of this illustrious group.

The Orthodox Weekly Bulletin – Cliffwood, NJ

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