Great and Holy Lent


Today in the Orthodox Church we begin the Lenten Triodion. The Lenten Triodion are the three Sundays leading up to Lent and are meant to prepare the faithful for the Lenten journey.

This Sunday is the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, a parable which we all are probably familiar with. Todays epistle reading is from 2 Timothy 3:10-15, and the Gospel, of course, is from Luke 18:10-14.

For my Western Christian brethren who observe Lent, I know you have begun the great and holy journey this past week, and I pray God will bless you and your families during the preparation for the Feast of Christ's Resurrection!