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About Great Lent

Patriarchal Catechetical Homily On the Opening of Holy and Great Lent

Preparation for Great Lent

The Purpose of Great Lent (Archimandrite Alexios of Xenophontos)

"The Holy Forty Day Fast" by Sergei V. Bulgakov

Great Lent Imitates the Fast of Christ

Great Lent and Its Opportunities

The Sacred Number of 40

12 Changes and Transformations After a Period of Forty Days or Years in the Bible

An Old Testament Analogy of Great Lent (Metr. Nicholas of Mesogaia)

An Ecclesiastical Great Lent and Holy Week

Great Lent in Byzantium

The Journey of Great Lent

St. Dorotheos of Gaza: On the Holy Lenten Fast

Elder Paisios on the Arena of Great Lent

Lent—Why Bother? For Spiritual Exercise


The Services of Great Lent

The Liturgical Richness of Great Lent

The Lenten Prayer of Saint Ephraim Explained

Meditation on the Service of Great Compline

The Spirituality of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

Alexandros Papadiamantis and the Great Canon

The Oldest Hymn To the Theotokos

On the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Tracing the Origins of the Presanctified Liturgy

History of the Holy Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

What is the Presanctified Divine Liturgy?

Akathist to the Theotokos Resource Page


The Fast of Great Lent

Advice for Healthy Fasting During Great Lent

Great Lent: A Time of Hunger and Temptation

Great Lent Imitates the Fast of Christ

Why Jesus Fasted After His Baptism

The Holy Forty Day Fast

Elder Paisios and the Boiled Milk During Lent

Metropolitan George of Paphos Interviewed Concerning the Fast of Great Lent

Why Lent Must Rise Again

"You Feed on Men's Flesh and Blood"

St. Theodore the Studite: On Fasting and Dispassion

Concerning the Christians Who Were Massacred in Bulgaria During the Holy Lent, On Account of Meat-eating

Saint Patrick and the Flesh-Meat that Changed into Fishes

On our Accomplishing the Days of the Fast Gently and Readily in the Hope of Life Without End

The Man of God From Judah

Fasting Rules For Annunciation and Palm Sunday

Lent in Narnia

Your Brain During the Great Fast

A Lenten Lesson

Connecticut Diner Observes Orthodox Lent


Great Lent (General)

Sex and Great Lent

Lectionary for "The Ladder of Divine Ascent"

Money! Power! Honor!

Why Lent Must Rise Again

More Russians to Observe Great Lent

First Lady of Russia Observes Great Lent Even On Her Birthday


Clean Week

Clean Monday and the First Week of Great Lent

Clean Monday and It's Traditional Observance

A Russian Child's Clean Monday Remembered

Clean Week in the Monasteries of the Holy Land

How A Cypriot Village Kept the Blessed Three Day Fast

Study Finds A Three-Day Fast Regenerates the Entire Immune System

A Meditation on the Great Canon of St. Andrew

The Spirituality of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Great Lent

St. Theodore the Studite: The First Wednesday of Great Lent

Elder Paisios and the Boiled Milk During Lent

St. Theodore the Studite: The First Friday of Great Lent

The First Salutations To The Theotokos

Akathist to the Theotokos Resource Page

Synaxarion For the First Saturday of Great Lent

Holy Theodoroi Resource Page (Theodore the Stratelates and Theodore the Tiro)

Homily for the First Saturday of Great Lent (St. Symeon the New Theologian)

The Litany in Mykonos On the First Saturday of Great Lent


Sunday of Orthodoxy

Synaxarion for the First Sunday of Great Lent

Can Any Good Thing Come Out of Nazareth?

The First Sunday of Great Lent Prior To the 9th Century

Podcast: Before Grace - Saints of the Old Testament

The First Sunday of Great Lent (St. Theodore the Studite)

Homily on Faith for the Sunday of Orthodoxy (St. Gregory Palamas)

Homily on the Sunday of Orthodoxy (St. Tikhon of Moscow)

On the Sunday of Orthodoxy (St. Luke of Crimea)

The Sunday of Orthodoxy (Monk Moses the Athonite)

The Synodikon of Orthodoxy

An Introduction to the Synodikon of Orthodoxy

Canon of the Synodikon

Why the Holy Church Proclaims "Anathema"

Heretics: Unhealed Healers (Fr. George Metallinos)

Contemporary Iconoclasts (Archim. George Kapsanis)

Are We Truly Orthodox Christians?

The Banquet of Empress Theodora on the First Sunday of Orthodoxy

The Victory of the True Faith

What is Orthodoxy?

What Is Orthodoxy? (Metr. Seraphim of Kastoria)

The Character of Orthodoxy

The Church: A Great Hospital

"On The Church" by Fr. John Romanides

What Orthodox Iconography Is (Photios Kontoglou)

The Icon In East and West

Are Holy Icons ‘Idols’?

The Sacred Language of Symbols

Should Icons Be Blessed or Anointed?

The Triumph of Orthodoxy in the Fifth Century

Orthodoxy as the Official Religion of the Roman State

Heretic Theologians and the Good News of Christ

A Beautiful Sunday of Orthodoxy Tradition

The Circling of the Panagia in Kythera

The Sunday of Orthodoxy in Kerkyra

The Dance of Orthodoxy: Revival of an Ionian Custom

The "Anathemas" of Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus

Ecumenical Patriarch Addresses the "Anathemas" of Metropolitan Seraphim

Aristotle University Professors Respond to Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus


Second Week of Great Lent

The Second Week of Great Lent

St. Theodore the Studite: The Friday of the Second Week of Great Lent

The Second Salutations To The Theotokos

Akathist to the Theotokos Resource Page


Sunday of Saint Gregory Palamas

Synaxarion for the Second Sunday of Great Lent\

The Paralytic Borne by Four

St. Theodore the Studite: The Second Sunday of Great Lent

A Homily on the Healing of the Paralytic

Saint Gregory Palamas Resource Page

Synaxis of All Saints of Laconia


Third Week of Great Lent

The Third Week of Great Lent

St. Theodore the Studite: The Third Wednesday of Great Lent

St. Theodore the Studite: The Third Friday of Great Lent

The Third Salutations To The Theotokos

Akathist to the Theotokos Resource Page


Sunday of the Holy Cross

Synaxarion for the Third Sunday of Great Lent

Let Him Deny Himself, Take Up His Cross, and Follow Me

Why We Glorify the Cross During Great Lent

Akathist to the Honorable Cross

St. John Chrysostom on the Holy Cross

St. Ephraim the Syrian on the Holy Cross

Prerequisites For True Spirituality

Christian Perfection and the Mystery of the Cross (1 of 3)

Christian Perfection and the Mystery of the Cross (2 of 3)

Christian Perfection and the Mystery of the Cross (3 of 3)

The Cross, the Support of Christians

Holy Cross Resource Page



Fourth Week of Great Lent

The Fourth Week of Great Lent

Synaxis of All Saints of Rhodes

Sermon for the Fourth Wednesday of Great Lent

Sermon for the Fourth Friday of Great Lent

The Fourth Salutations To The Theotokos

Akathist to the Theotokos Resource Page


Sunday of Saint John Climacus

Synaxarion for the Fourth Sunday of Great Lent

Only by Prayer and Fasting

The Hymnography of the Fourth Sunday of Great Lent

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Great Lent (St. Justin Popovich)

Lectionary for "The Ladder of Divine Ascent"

Saint John Climacus Resource Page

Love as the Essence of Asceticism in Orthodoxy


Fifth Week of Great Lent

The Fifth Week of Great Lent

Joyful Sorrow and its Secret Fruits (Photios Kontoglou)

St. Theodore the Studite: Sermon for the Fifth Wednesday of Great Lent

Synaxarion For Thursday of the Great Canon

A Meditation on the Great Canon of St. Andrew

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Great Lent

"The Bethlehemite Is Killing Me": A Reflection on the Great Canon

Alexandros Papadiamantis and the Great Canon

St. Theodore the Studite: Sermon for the Fifth Friday of Great Lent

Synaxarion for the Fifth Saturday of Great Lent

Akathist to the Theotokos Resource Page


Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt

Synaxarion for the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent

Behold, We Go Up To Jerusalem

A Synaxarion for the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent

St. Theodore the Studite: Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent

Homily on the Fifth Sunday of Lent by St. Gregory Palamas

Hymns and Readings of the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent

Sermon for the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt

Saint Mary of Egypt Resource Page

Why Is St. Mary of Egypt Remembered During Lent?

The Arrival of St. Savvas to Kalymnos Prophesied

St. Savvas of Kalymnos on the Calendar Schism

Monastery of St. Savvas the New in Kalymnos

Documentary on St. Savvas the Sanctified and St. Savvas of Kalymnos

The Mysterious X-Ray Image of Saint Savvas of Kalymnos


Sixth Week of Great Lent

The Sixth Week of Great Lent

Concerning the Final Week of Great Lent

As We Prepare to Consciously Participate in the Passion of Christ

Insights on True Repentance

Repentance, the Fourth Mystery

The Priesthood, Confession and the Remission of Sins

Having Completed the Forty Days That Profit Our Souls

The Exorcism of a Greek-American Immigrant

A Reflection for the End of Great Lent

"For thirty-nine days they waged this hard battle, 
and on the fortieth day the sufferer breathed the air of freedom."

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