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Great Lent: February 19 – April 7, 2018
Great Lent is the 40-day season of spiritual preparation that comes before the most important Feast of the Christian year, Holy Pascha. The purpose of fasting is to remind us of the Scriptural teaching, “Man does not live by bread alone.” The needs of the body are nothing compared to the needs of the soul. Above all else, we need God, Who provides everything for both the body and the soul. Fasting teaches us to depend on God more fully.
Read more about the fast here.
Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
February 20, Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
February 21, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
February 22, Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
The Great Canon of St Andrew, Bishop of Crete, is the longest canon in all of our services, and is associated with Great Lent, since the only times it is appointed to be read in church are the first four nights of Great Lent. 
Read more about the Great Canon here
St. Theodore Saturday
Matins:  February 23, Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Liturgy: February 24, Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
On the first Saturday of Great Lent the feast of the Holy Greatmartyr Theodore the Tyro is celebrated in commemoration of how this saint, appearing from the other world, saved Christians from being defiled by food which, by order of the emperor Julian the Apostate, during this first week of Great Lent was sprinkled with blood which had been sacrificed to idols.
Triumph of Orthodoxy. First Sunday of Great Lent.
Vigil and Confession:  February 24, Saturday at 6:00 p.m.
Liturgy: February 25, Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
On this first Sunday of Great Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the Church of Christ celebrates the restoration of the holy and venerable icons by the Emperor Michael, the holy and blessed Empress Theodora and the Holy Methodius, Patriarch of Constantinople.
Read more about the feast here.

Read all feasts description for the year on our website
*Dates listed are according to the civil calendar.
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