Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Spirituality of Lent

The Spirituality of Lent

Inspirational and informative sermon on the spirituality of Lent - from an Orthodox Christian perspective - using the scriptural lessons on the Sunday of Cana and discussing two kinds of fasting. Fr John Brian gives a homiletic on Colossians 3:1-17 and brings the miracle at Cana (John 2:1-11) into focus for the 40 days of fasting of Lent.

"This is the fast I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to cut off the bands of treachery, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke;" Isaiah 58:6

"Therefore now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart, and with fasting and with weeping and with mourning... and turn to the Lord your God; for He is gracious and merciful, patient and of great kindness, and He averts disaster." Joel 2:12-13

"And there were six stone jars placed there for the purification..." John 2:6

"And with all these things have love, which is the bond of perfection (wholeness)" Colossians 3:14

This sermon uses the readings and services appointed from the Malankara lectionary and was given on Sunday, February 14, 2010 by Fr John Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.
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