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Let us begin the Fast with joy!
Let us prepare ourselves for spiritual efforts!
Let us purify and cleanse our flesh!
Let us abstain from passion, as we abstain from food!
Let us rejoice in the Spirit and persevere with love!

The Pre-Lenten Sundays


First Sunday: Sunday of Orthodoxy

Second Sunday: St. Gregory Palamas


Third Sunday: Adoration of the Holy Cross

Fourth Sunday: St. John of the Ladder


Fifth Sunday: St. Mary of Egypt

Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday


Holy Week

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