Journey to Pascha
It is once again my joy to invite you on the journey toward Pascha, our Church's greatest feast and our Lord's greatest victory, the triumph over death.
Great Lent in many ways parallels, briefly, our human life. Both are paths that we follow prayerfully, reflectively, seeking always to grow more like the One who has made us and called us to Him. We will surely stumble, yet we repent and return, hoping in God's mercy, which is manifest most powerfully in the Cross of Christ and the power of His Resurrection.
On this journey, the Church guides us with the disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving: simple, perhaps, but never easy. In these pages, IOCC humbly offers encouragement for the Lenten journey, in hopes that your soul may be refreshed along the way.
During Great Lent and throughout our days, may each of us serve Christ, who loves us and gave Himself for us! May each of us serve Christ by serving others, as He asks, offering to His service all that He has given us!
This reflection is written by His Eminence Metropolitan Nicolae, Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas & Liaison to IOCC from the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.