Let us begin the Fast with joy!
Let us prepare ourselves for spiritual efforts!
Let us purify and cleanse our flesh!
Let us abstain from passion, as we abstain from food!
Let us rejoice in the Spirit and persevere with love!

The Pre-Lenten Sundays

 

First Sunday: Sunday of Orthodoxy

Second Sunday: St. Gregory Palamas

 

Third Sunday: Adoration of the Holy Cross

Fourth Sunday: St. John of the Ladder

 

Fifth Sunday: St. Mary of Egypt

Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday

 

Holy Week

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