17 February 2010

Kali Sarakosti!

A Blessed and Fruitful Lent to everyone!

I will be back in the blogging saddle soon. Two more packed days of class and then Spring Break begins. 

A more substantial post to come then!

An ode to one of the significant purposes behind our Lenten Fasting:

As we fast from food, let us abstain also from every passion. . .
Let us observe a fast acceptable and pleasing to the Lord.
True fasting is to put away all evil,
To control the tongue, to forbear from anger,
To abstain from lust, slander, falsehood and perjury.
If we renounce these things, then is our fasting true and acceptable to God.
Let us keep the Fast not only by refraining from food,
But by becoming strangers to all the bodily passions.