Christ is Risen! Χριστός ανέστη!
I have a new perspective on Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha after serving for the first time this Lent as a psaltis (chanter) for the duration… so much more joyful and less somber when you go to all of the Orthros (morning prayer) services before the liturgies during this time; such beautiful hymns, odes, and prayers that I’d never heard all of before! (ok, I did miss a couple — but made most of them!)
It is amazing how the services are so full of both challenge and sustenance for our souls during this time to help us get through the great fast… I’m constantly amazed by the depth and wisdom the fathers of the church have given us over all the centuries!
I hope for all to have had such a blessed Lent and Feast of Feasts!
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