Monday March 2, 2020 / February 18, 2020
Beginning of the Great Lent. Tone four.
Great Lent. By Monastic Charter – Full abstention from food
St. Leo the Great, pope of Rome (461).
New Hieromartyrs Alexander (Medvedsky) (1932) priest and Benjamin hieromonk (1938). Commemoration of the New Martyrs who suffered during the “Holy Night” in St. Petersburg (1932). Finding of relics (1961) of New Martyr Irene of Lesbos (1463).
St. Nicholas The Catholicos of Georgia (1591) (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