March 3, 2015

A Prayer for Persistent Sins

My Fellow Travelers on the Great Lenten Pilgrimage, If you have not yet begun the Fast, it is never too late to begin. If you have fasted but not prayed, there is still time. St. Ephrem the Syrian in his … Continue reading

March 2, 2015

A Useful Lenten Prayer – Thomas Merton

Help Toward a Great Lent Dear Brethren, I trust you will find this meditation and prayer by Thomas Merton useful in your Lenten devotions. Lenten blessings, Fr. Wayne  

February 25, 2015

Meager Meal and Lenten Embertide

Hello, All, A brief reminder of the Meager Meal to help us make the Lenten Pilgrimage together. Each Wednesday evening at 6 PM we will be having soup, salad, and bread followed by Evening Prayer. Also, today is the beginning … Continue reading

February 25, 2015

Another Lenten Prayer

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, Many of us find it difficult to find opportunities to do something more “substantial” in our Lenten devotions but we do have three to five minutes to read a well written prayer and make it … Continue reading

February 24, 2015

A Lenten Devotional – St. Andrew of Crete

Dear Brethren, I have taken the Canon of St. Andrew of Crete and arranged for devotional readings with some Scripture references for each of the remaining thirty-six days of the Western Lent. I have left the text undisturbed but have … Continue reading

February 19, 2015

Lenten Posts and Prayers

St. Ephrem of Syria My Dear Brethren, Throughout Lent I will, as I am able by God’s grace, post prayers and thoughts to help us on our way. Today I offer an article by Fr. Alexander Schmemann on what he … Continue reading

February 17, 2015

Ash Wednesday (1930) T. S. Eliot

Ash-Wednesday (1930) Because I do not hope to turn again Because I do not hope Because I do not hope to turn Desiring this man’s gift and that man’s scope I no longer strive to strive towards such things (Why … Continue reading

February 13, 2015

Pagan Lent?

Dear People of God, There are still voices out there in the Christian world that object to Lent and Lenten observances because of some similarity to some pagan practice somewhere in history. I offer a basic answer here to a … Continue reading

February 13, 2015

An Introduction to Why We Fast

Dear Brethren, As we approach our Lenten Pilgrimage I thought it might be good to refresh ourselves on the reasons why we fast. Some of us are considering these things for the first time so I hope these thoughts are … Continue reading

February 12, 2015

Preparation for Ash Wednesday and Lent

    Dear Brethren, Just around the corner in less than a week we will once again enter the bright sadness of Lent. Adequate preparation will aid us greatly in our Lenten pilgrimage. For those who are curious, and those … Continue reading

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