Forgiveness Sunday and Lent Around the Orthodox Blogosphere
Tonight marks the beginning of Great Lent for Orthodox Christians.
I humbly ask for forgiveness of my sins from you my dear readers. I especially ask of those whom I have offended, misunderstood, and treated without patience or charity this past year; both on and off the blogs, in word or deed. Please pray for me and let me know if there are matters yet unresolved between us.
I will not be going cold-turkey on blogging this Lent (as one should only make vows one knows one can keep!), but I will be posting just a little less often to make more time for the Lenten journey.
Several of my fellow Ortho-bloggers are putting up edifying posts on the subject of Lent. Here are just a few:
Seraphim:Posts a piercing quote by Fr. Schmemann who writes, "the Church reveals to us that there are much subtler ways of offending Divine Love. These are indifference, selfishness, lack of interest in other people, of any real concern for them -- in short, that wall which we usually erect around ourselves, thinking that by being 'polite' and 'friendly' we fulfill God's commandments."