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  • proper noun Christianity in Eastern Christianity, the period of fasting before Pascha

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  • "Maybe it is not by chance that God allowed the channel to be launched at the eve of the Great Lent [which started on February 15]," he said.

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  • Such time is before Great Lent (which is coming up based on Gregorian Calendar in two days) and other fasting periods and Feast days.

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  • Such time is before Great Lent (which is coming up based on Gregorian Calendar in two days) and other fasting periods and Feast days.

    Glory to God for All Things

  • * On the last day before Great Lent, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church called on believers to forgive others and apologize to those they are in "real conflict with"

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  • On the last day before Great Lent, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church called on believers to forgive others and apologize to those they are in "real conflict with."

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  • It is during Great Lent, one could say, we are called to fully appreciate our position in the world and to look up for the grace of God to lift us up from the mire which we have fallen.

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  • Acquainted with the Great Lent is Psalm 137, the Hebrew cry of absence from God and temple in Babylonian exile ( 'By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept'), a reminder to penitents of their own exile during Lent (Delalande).

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