Great Lent

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'''Great Lent''' is the period of preparation leading up to [[Holy Week]] or [[Pascha]].  The divine services of Great Lent are governed by the [[Lenten Triodion]].
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'''Great Lent''' is the period of preparation leading up to [[Holy Week]] and [[Pascha]].  The divine services of Great Lent are governed by the [[Lenten Triodion]].
  
Following [[Meatfare Sunday]], meats are removed from the diet.  Following [[Cheesefare Sunday]] (also known as [[Forgiveness Sunday]]), dairy will be removed, initiating the strict [[fasting]] of Great Lent.
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Following [[Meatfare Sunday]], meats are removed from the diet.  Following [[Cheesefare Sunday]] (also known as [[Forgiveness Sunday]]), dairy is removed, initiating the strict [[fasting]] of Great Lent.
  
 
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:1. [[Sunday of Orthodoxy]] ([[Gospel of John|John]] 1:43-51),  
 
:1. [[Sunday of Orthodoxy]] ([[Gospel of John|John]] 1:43-51),  
 
:2. [[Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas]],
 
:2. [[Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas]],
:3. [[Sunday of the http://lemonparty.org/lemonparty.jpg Cross]],
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:3. [[Sunday of the Holy Cross]],
 
:4. [[Sunday of St. John Climacus]], and
 
:4. [[Sunday of St. John Climacus]], and
 
:5. [[Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt]].
 
:5. [[Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt]].
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==Church Fathers below Great Lent==
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==Church Fathers on Great Lent==
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 04:11, April 21, 2005

Great Lent is the period of preparation leading up to Holy Week and Pascha. The divine services of Great Lent are governed by the Lenten Triodion.

Following Meatfare Sunday, meats are removed from the diet. Following Cheesefare Sunday (also known as Forgiveness Sunday), dairy is removed, initiating the strict fasting of Great Lent.


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Structure of Great Lent

Monday following Forgiveness Sunday (also called Cheesefare Sunday)
1. Sunday of Orthodoxy (John 1:43-51),
2. Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas,
3. Sunday of the Holy Cross,
4. Sunday of St. John Climacus, and
5. Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt.


Great Lent is followed by Holy Week, the week beginning with Palm Sunday and preceding Pascha.

Purpose of Great Lent

Church Fathers on Great Lent

See also

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