St Ephrem the Syrian

Clean Monday | First Day of Lent (Eastern Rite)

For the Eastern Church, Lent begins with Clean Monday…

LENTEN SPRING

I only recently discovered that Lent means spring, and derives from the word long or lengthen. It refers to the lengthening of days when the sun releases the earth from her icy bondage…

Beginning Lent: Clean Monday

“The springtime of the Fast has dawned, the flower of repentance has begun to open…” — Lenten reflection…

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