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Forgiveness Sunday & Fasting
By Fr. Chrysostom Mitchell
Matthew 6: 14-21 (OSB p. 1278)
Romans 13: 11-14; 14:1-4 (OSB p. 1545)
Colossians 3: 12-17 (OSB p. 1621)
Forgiveness Sunday is also known as Cheesefare Sunday. This Sunday is the last day to consume dairy products before Clean Monday, the beginning of Great Lent.
It is time to pick your personal 'Fasting Plan' - Need help? Click Here!How does fasting prepare us spiritually during this Lenten Journey?
Christians are composed of both soul and body. Discuss as a family how both require nourishment. Compare Corporate prayer - why we pray together in church and Private prayer - why do we pray silently in our rooms?
If we cannot attend Forgiveness Vespers on Sunday, come together as a family and pray the Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim and ask each other for forgiveness.
What are the benefits of almsgiving for both the receiver and the giver? What can we do to use our blessings to help others during these challenging times?
Let's Go Fly A Kite
Clean Monday is often celebrated in Greece with outdoor activities, such as flying kites. If you cannot fly a kite on Monday, make sure you fly a kite this weekend!