During Covid-19 precautionary periods, we have spent many days at home alone (or alone with our core family). St. Mary of Egypt spent 47 years alone in the desert devoted to God. How can we be as full of faith as St. Mary of Egypt?
St. Mary of Egypt was a beautiful woman (externally) and void of faith early in her life. In Jerusalem, she had a life-changing moment and her heart was opened to God. How can we grow closer to God without having a life-changing or crisis moment? When we see someone who may have external beauty or external fame, how can you see beyond the physical traits?
St. Mary of Egypt’s clothes were tattered and her skin brown from years in the desert. How can we be humble in our approach to those who may look different than us?
St. Mary of Egypt survived in the desert for many years with little sustenance. Upon seeing Fr. Zosimas, she requested communion the next time he visited her. How do we prepare for communion? Is it as precious a request as St. Mary of Egypt?
St. Mary of Egypt is a saint who clearly repents from her previous sinful life. How do we recognize the need to repent? How do we repent from our sins?
St. Mary of Egypt crossed the Jordan River where St John the Baptist baptized Christ. It is also the same place where Elijah crossed the Jordan River, and where the Israelites entered the Holy Land.
Lent Lunch & Learn
St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, NC invites the Metropolis of Atlanta communities to their Lent Lunch and Learn. It is a zoom call every Thursday.