Over the next several weeks I plan to post a series of articles relating to Great Lent, the intense forty-day period of spiritual training and preparation that leads us to Great & Holy Pascha (Easter). I hope you personally benefit from what I write during this time, but I would like to invite you, not only to read about the Orthodox Christian Faith, but to also learn about our way of life by experience. Great Lent, which begins this Sunday evening, provides a really good opportunity for those who are not Orthodox Christians to visit us in our local churches to see how we practice repentance, pray for healing and wholeness, worship our loving Creator in His presence, and commune with the living God. Our culture extols the virtues of physical exercise and diet for physical health. Discover the ancient way of engaging in spiritual training for the good health of the entire being.
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