Great Lent: The Season of Repentance

Great Lent: The Season of Repentance by Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) Repentance marks the starting point of our journey as believers. “Jesus began to preach, saying: Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17). The Greek term metanoia signifies primarily a “change of mind.” In approaching God, we are to change [...]


Coming Home to God

Coming Home to God: The Meaning of the Lenten and Paschal Season From beginning to end the lenten and paschal services of this special season in the Church’s life call us to return to God our Father. The theme of the parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) runs through the entire season. The [...]

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