==Purpose of Great Lent==
The season of Great Lent is the time of preparation for the feast of the Resurrection of Christ
, It is the living symbol of man's entire life which is to be fulfilled in his own resurrection from the dead with Christ. It is a time of renewed devotion: of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. It is a time of repentance, a real renewal of minds, hearts and deeds in conformity with Christ and his teachings. It is the time, most of all, of return to the great commandments of loving God and neighbors.
==Church Fathers on Great Lent==