A Joyous Lent to All! Καλή Σαρακοστή! 2017


 Καθαρά Δευτέρα

Venerable Auxentius, monk of Bithynia (470).  St. Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, teacher of the Slavs (869) , St. Ilarion the Georgian of Imeretia and Mt. Athos (1854) (Georgia)

Καλή Σαρακοστή !

 

The lenten spring has come!
   the light of repentance;
Let us, brothers, cleanse ourselves from all evil,
   crying out to the Giver of Light:
Glory to Thee, O Lover of man…

Let us begin the time of fasting in light!
   Preparing ourselves for the spiritual efforts.
Let us purify our soul; let us purify our body.
As from food, let us abstain from all passion
   and enjoy the virtues of the spirit,
So that perfected in time by love
We may all be made worthy to see
   the Passion of Christ and the Holy Pascha
In spiritual joy!  Lenten Text

I hope my readers had better kite flying weather than we did…….  Alas no wind when u want it…

About editorOrthodoxNorthwest

An Orthodox Christian, whose interests also include, GO, Square Dancing, hiking, exploring, swimming, kayaking, cooking, history, board games. I am the Editor of OrthodoxNorthwest which I hope benefits readers in the NW. I do post Romanian, Greek and Slavic info but I cannot read any of them - hey, I am an American. Would appreciate hearing from readers of the blog. Χριστός Ανέστη! (Anthony) editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com
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