Tag: Lent

Wednesday Wrestling: The (Violent) Battle for the Soul

Today’s guest post is by friend and fellow writer, Susan Cushman. I can’t remember now exactly how we connected, but Susan is also Eastern Orthodox and lives in Tennessee, so we have some common friends. I was thrilled to find out that she was also a writer. We first met in person at the Southern …

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Introducing Wednesday Wrestling (on Clean Monday)

Today is Clean Monday, or the first day of Orthodox Lent. Technically, our Lent began last night at Forgiveness Vespers, when the people of the church form a circle around the edges of the Nave (sanctuary). Each parishioner bows before every other parishioner saying, “Forgive me, a sinner.” The other person responds, “God forgives, and …

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Lenten Reflections: Celebrating Lent and Pascha Together . . . Apart

Today is Orthodox Easter, which we call Pascha. Christ is risen! Today’s guest bloggers are my Orthodox friends David and Roseanna Commini, who have spent this Lent/Pascha apart as David is overseas. David: My name is David, I am married to a wonderful woman and father to a very beautiful girl. I am currently deployed …

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