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    • Great Lent A Journey to the Empty Tomb
    • I – Introduction
      • MOSC
      • FOCUS – Young Adult Ministry
      • Director – N.E American Diocese
      • Webinar
      • Sections:
      • 1. history of great lent 2. structure of great lent 3. purpose of great lent 4. talking to children about lent 5. spiritual renewal through great lent
    • History of Great Lent
      • Multiple Origins for 50 days before Easter
      • Holy Week
        • 2 day fast on Friday and Saturday before Easter – 3 rd century sources
        • Evolved into a six day fast in Alexandria and syria
    • History of Great Lent
      • 40 day Lent prior to Holy Week
        • Period of Catechism for catechumens
        • Penitential Period for repentant apostates – Peter of Alexandria’s canonical epistle
        • Council of Nicea (325) determination of calculation of Easter & 5 th canon
        • “ Watershed” – almost universal.
        • Baptism on Easter / Holy week &
      • This two periods have in between the two feast days of Lazarus & Palm Sunday
    • Structure of Great Lent
      • One of the 5 lents
      • 1. Pethratha – Sunday Evening (Mardi Gras – Fat Tues)
      • 2. Shubkhono - Monday After Noon Prayer – Prayer for forgiveness of sins Kiss of peace & Sermon on Love.
      • 3. Saturdays – H. Qurbana – no Fasting (Lenten)
      • 4. Sundays – H. Qurbana – miracles of Christ
      • 5. MidLent – The establishment of Mnortho/Gogoltha at center of Church; Num 21;
    • Structure of Great Lent
      • 6. 36 th Sunday – Catholicate Day; Healing of the Blind Man.
      • 7. 40 th Friday - Holy Qurbana – Prayers Change
      • 8. Lazarus Saturday – raising of Lazarus – Christ’s entry into Jerusalem.
      • 9. Palm Sunday
      • 10. Holy Week
        • Vade Dal Meno (Parable of 10 Virgins) –Monday evening
        • Holy Thursday – Pesaha
        • Feet washing
        • Good Friday-
        • Holy Saturday – Shubkhono
        • Kymtha – Empty tomb
    • Structure of Great Lent
      • What can’t I eat?
        • Meat, Fish, Egg & Dairy for all 50 days.
        • Fast until noon or 3pm.
        • No fasting on Saturdays
        • Advice – not overdoing it.
    • Purpose
      • Our Lord’s advice
      • Fasting in NT
      • Asceticism - prostrations
      • Reading of Scripture – Egeria – each day portions from various parts of scripture
      • Repentance – shub & metanoia (Rom 12:2)
      • Confession
    • Our Lord’s Advice
      • Sermon on Mount – St. Matthew 6 – “when you fast”
      • Response to disciples of St. John the baptist – St. Matthew 9:14-17
      • Matthew 17:21 – “Except through prayer and fasting”
      • Our Lord fasted for 40 days.
    • Fasting in New Testament
      • Acts 13:1-3 – fasting before commissioning of missionaries
      • Acts 14:23 – appointing of elders with fasting.
    • Talking to your children about Lent
      • Taking children along for church services
      • Confession – going for confession
      • Food – encourage them to give up something and to take up something;
    • Spiritual Renewal
      • Fasting
      • Prayer – Prayers of Great Lent
      • Spiritual Reading –
        • Scripture -
        • Great Lent & Lenten Spring
      • Immersion in the life of the Church
      • Confession of sins
      • Acts of Charity
      • Feasting on Easter