The Lenten Triodion exhorts us, “Let us observe a fast acceptable and pleasing to the Lord.” Using hymns from the Triodion and the Scripture readings appointed for the season, Meditations for Great Lent shows us how to make our fast acceptable: to fast not only from food but from sin; to fast with love and humility, as a means to an end and not an end in itself. Keep this gem of a book with you for inspiration during the Fast and for encouragement as you pursue your Lenten journey.
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“the purpose of Lent is to return to God, not simply to change our diet” (Page 20)
“Agape is the purest form of love. It is love for all people” (Page 69)
“We abstain from food not simply as an exercise in ascesis, sobriety, and self-control, but out of love for others. Let us suppose that I normally spend x amount of money a week on meat. That amount I have not spent during the weeks of Lent I spend not on substitutes—not on gorging myself on delicacies which, while they may fall within the prescribed rules of fasting, betray its spirit and purpose. Nor do I spend it on other pointless luxuries I could easily do without—be it a film I want to see or a pair of fancy shoes to add to my already vast collection. Rather, I give the money to those who do not have food or drink or clothing or shelter. I give it to those who are in need.” (Pages 28–29)
“greatest test, is patience in the face of suffering—the ability to endure wrongs and afflictions patiently.” (Page 63)
“Lent calls us to learn to love our neighbor as ourselves, and it does so not just in theory, but in practice. For through Lent the Church gives us a means of carrying out the commandment of love: by fasting.” (Pages 30–31)