Contemplating Great Lent

“Armed with fasting, Elijah the wonderful, was taken up in a chariot of fire;

through fasting Moses received a vision of secret mysteries; and if we also fast like the, we shall see Christ.”  

“Adam ate the food and his greed banished him from Paradise.  But may the keeping of the Fast lead us to true repentance, O Lord who loves mankind.”

“Let us observe a fast acceptable and pleasing to the Lord.  True fasting is to put away all evil, to control the tongue, to forbear from anger, to abstain from lust, slander falsehood and perjury.  If we renounce these things, then is our fasting true and acceptable to God.”

(Three hymns from the Lenten Triodion, 1st week)

 

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