For Lenten services schedule, please see the Services
Everyone is encouraged to come to confession during Great Lent.
Confessions will be heard before and after the WEEKDAY services
and by appointment with Father Robert.
SUGGESTIONS for those preparing to attend the Liturgy of
the Presanctified Gifts:
In spite of the fixed rules for fasting when preparing to receive
Holy Communion, we need to remember that these rules are to be applied
with common sense. General health, metabolism and physical exertion
are factors that are to be included in the fasting regime. Given
that the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is celebrated at the
end of the work day, the following suggestions are offered:
1. Fasting begins at Midnight, liquids may be taken until 1PM
2. A light Lenten breakfast with liquids until 1PM
3. A light Lenten breakfast and lunch with liquids until 1PM
Lent" by Fr. Alexander Schmemann is available at Amazon.com and at the HTOC book kiosk. You can read excerpts from this book here.
A Meditation on the Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
Life of St. Mary of Egypt
A Liturgical Explanation of Holy Week by Fr. Alexander Schmemann
Robert has recommended certain short stories by Anton Chekhov as
useful during Great Lent as we approach Pascha. They are available
in several edition of selected stories, and have also been placed
in public domain with a Creative Commons deed on the web site http://www.eldritchpress.org and have been reproduced here for your convenience. You may
want to print out the material for easier reading.
Murder is recommended to be read at the start of Great Lent.
Bishop and The Letter are the
second and third Lenten readings.
The Student and Easter
Eve are recommended to be read prior to the eve of Pascha.
Daughters of the Vicar by D. H. Lawrence