Good Morning Penitent Children,
Given our community is literally worldwide, I wanted to post a friendly reminder that Monday, February 19, 2018, the Eastern Orthodox Church begins the Great Lent. Now I know there’s several of you (and you know who you are) that don’t buy into all this and you’re no doubt doomed to hell. But for the two or three of you reading this piffle I’ve put together a brief synopsis of how it works, simple really:
The Lenten fast is relaxed on the weekends in honor of the All Thou Can Eat Sabbath (Saturday) and the Wine Resurrection (Sunday). The Great Lent is followed by Saturday and Rosy Palm Sunday, which are feast days, then the Lenten fast resumes on Monday of Holy Week after all collected belly-button Lint is set ablaze. Technically, in the Eastern Orthodox Church, Holy Week is a separate season from the Great Lent.