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Lenten Resources

Useful information on the weeks leading up to the Feast of Pascha

+ Weeks before Lent + Beginning of LentSunday of Orthodoxy + Sunday of Greogry Palamas + Sunday of Holy Cross + Sunday of John Climacus + Sunday of Mary of Egypt + HOLY WEEK + 

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The Weeks Before the Great Fast

Three weeks on the subjects of humility and repentance to prepare us for the Great Fast.

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Week of the Publican & the Pharisee
Неделя о мытаре и фарисее

Begins on the fourth Sunday before the beginning of Lent.

(25th Feb 2024)

Tone V

Journey to Pascha Pt I (click to download)

Fast-free week (Пост отменяется)

by Saint Ignatius (Brianchaninov) [Святитель Игнатий (Брянчанинов)] 

SUNDAY: (E) 2 Timothy 3:10-15; (G) Luke 18:10-14

Monday: (E) 2 Peter 1:20-2:9; (G) Mark 13:9-13

Tuesday: (E) 2 Peter 2:9-22; (G)  Mark 13:14-23
Wednesday: (E) 2 Peter 3:1-18; (G) Mark 13:24-31

Thursday: (E) 1 John 1:8-2:6; (G) Mark 13:31-14:2

Friday: (E) 1 John 2:7-17; (G) Mark 14:3-9

Saturday: (E) 2 Timothy 3:1-9; (G) Luke 20:46-21:4

Week of the Prodigal Son
Неделя о блудном сыне.

Begins on the third Sunday before Lent

(3rd Mar 2024)

Tone VI

Journey to Pascha Pt II (click to download)

Normal fasting rules

by Hieromartyr Thaddeus (Uspensky) [Священномученик Фаддей (Успенский)] 

SUNDAY: (E) 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; (G) Luke 15:11-32 

Monday: (E) 1 John 2:18-3:10; (G) Mark 11:1-11

Tuesday: (E) 1 John 3:11-20; (G)  Mark 14:10-42
Wednesday: (E) 1 John 3:21-4:6; (G) Mark 14:43-15:1

Thursday: (E) 1 John 4:20-5:21; (G) Mark 15:1-15

Friday: (E) 2 John 1:1-13; (G) Mark 15:22-25, 33-41

Saturday: (E) 1 Corinthians 10:23-28; (G) Luke 21:8-9, 25-27, 33-36

Week of the Last Judgement (Meatfare)
Неделя о Страшном Суде (мясопустная)

Begins on the 2nd Sunday before Lent

(10th Mar 2024)

Tone VII

Journey to Pascha Pt III (Click to download)

Meat-free week (Из трапезы исключается мясо)

by Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh [Митрополит Антоний Сурожский] 

SUNDAY: (E) 1 Corinthians 8:8-9:2; (G) Matthew 25:31-46

Monday: (E) 3 John 1:1-14; (G) Luke 19:29-40; 22:7-39

Tuesday: (E) Jude 1:1-10; (G)  Luke 22:39-42, 45-23:1
Wednesday: (6th Hr) Joel 2:12-26; (Vespers) Joel 3:12-21

Thursday: (E) Jude 1:11-25; (G) Luke 23:1-34, 44-56

Friday: (6th Hr) Zechariah 8:7-17; (Vespers) Zechariah 8:19-23

Saturday: (E) Romans 14:19-23, 16:25-27; (G) Matthew 6:1-13

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The Great Fast (Lent)

The forty day fast of the Orthodox Church, with themes for each Sunday and subsequent week.

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Forgiveness Sunday (Cheesefare)
об изгнании Адама из рая (сыропустная)

Sunday before Lent and 1st Week of Lent

(17th Mar 2024)

Tone VIII

Journey to Pascha Pt IV (click to download)

Synaxarion [Синаксарь] (click to download)

Strict fast (cухоядение [хлеб, овощи, фрукты])

by Igumen Joseph (Kryukov), Valaam Monastery [Игумен Иосиф (Крюков), Валаамский монастырь] 

SUNDAY: (E) Romans 13:11-14:4; (G) Matthew 6:14-21 

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Monday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 1:1-20; (V1) Genesis 1:1-13; (V2) Proverbs 1:1-20

Tuesday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 1:19-2:3;  (V1) Genesis 1:14-23; (V2) Proverbs 1:20-33
Wednesday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 2:3-11; (V1) Genesis 1:24-2:3; (V2) Proverbs 2:1-22

Thursday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 2:11-21; (V1) Genesis 2:4-19; (V2) Proverbs 3:1-18

Friday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 3:1-14; (V1) Genesis 2:20-3:20; (V2) Proverbs 3:19-34

Saturday: (E) Hebrews 1:1-12; (G) Mark 2:23 - 3:5

1st Sunday of Lent (Triumph of Orthodoxy)
Неделя 1-я Великого поста (Православие воспоминается)

1st Sunday and 2nd Week of Lent

(24th Mar 2024)

Tone I

Journey to Pascha Pt V (click to download)

Synaxarion [Синаксарь] (click to download)

Fast (Великий пост)

by Patriarch Pavle (Stojčević) of Serbia [Патриарх Сербский Павел (Стойчевич)] 

SUNDAY: (E) Hebrews 11:24-26, 11:32-12:2; (G) John 1:43-51 

Monday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 4:2-5:7; (V1) Genesis 3:21-4:7; (V2) Proverbs 3:34-4:22

Tuesday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 5:7-16;  (V1) Genesis 4:8-15; (V2) Proverbs 5:1-15
Wednesday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 5:16-25; (V1) Genesis 4:16-26; (V2) Proverbs 5:15-6:4

Thursday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 6:1-12; (V1) Genesis 5:1-24; (V2) Proverbs 6:3-20

Friday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 7:1-15; (V1) Genesis 5:32-6:8; (V2) Proverbs 6:20-7:1

Saturday: (E) Hebrews 3:12-16; (G) Mark 1:35-44

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2nd Sunday of Lent (St Gregory Palamas)
Неделя 2-я Великого поста (Свт. Григория Паламы)

2nd Sunday and 3rd Week of Lent

(31st Mar 2024)

Tone II

Journey to Pascha Pt VI (click to download)

Synaxarion [Синаксарь] (click to download)

Fast (Великий пост)

by St. Luke the Surgeon [святитель Лука (Войно-Ясенецкий)]

SUNDAY: (E) Hebrews 1:10-2:3; (G) Mark 2:1-12 

for St Gregory: (E) Hebrews 7:26-8:2; (G) John 10:9-16

Monday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 8:13-9:7; (V1) Genesis 6:9-22; (V2) Proverbs 8:1-21
Tuesday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 9:9-10:4;  (V1) Genesis 7:1-5; (V2) Proverbs 8:32-9:11
Wednesday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 10:12-20; (V1) Genesis 7:6-9; (V2) Proverbs 9:12-18
Thursday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 11:10-12:2; (V1) Genesis 7:11-8:3; (V2) Proverbs 10:1-22
Friday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 13:2-13; (V1) Genesis 8:4-21; (V2) Proverbs 10:31-11:12
Saturday: (E) Hebrews 10:32-38; (G) Mark 2:14-17.

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3rd Sunday of Lent (Holy Cross)
Неделя 3-я Великого поста (Крестопоклонная)

3rd Sunday and 4th Week of Lent

(7th Apr 2024)

Tone III

Journey to Pascha Pt VII (click to download)

Synaxarion [Синаксарь] (click to download)

Fast (Великий пост)

  • Homily: On Carrying Your Cross

  • Слово: О крестоношении

by St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov) [Святитель Игнатий (Брянчанинов)] 

SUNDAY: (E) Hebrews 4:14-5:6; (G) Mark 8:34-9:1 

Monday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 14:24-32; (V1) Genesis 8:21-9:7; (V2) Proverbs 11:19-12:6
Tuesday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 25:1-9;  (V1) Genesis 9:8-17; (V2) Proverbs 12:8-22
Wednesday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 26:21-27:9; (V1) Genesis 9:18-10:1; (V2) Proverbs 12:23-13:9
Thursday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 28:14-22; (V1) Genesis 10:32-11:9; (V2) Proverbs 13:19-14:6
Friday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 29:13-23; (V1) Genesis 12:1-7; (V2) Proverbs 14:15-26
Saturday: (E) Hebrews 6:9-12; (G) Mark 7:31-37.

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4th Sunday of Lent (St. John Climacus)
Неделя 4-я Великого поста (Прп. Иоанна Лествичника)

4th Sunday and 5th Week of Lent

(14th Apr 2024)

Tone IV

Journey to Pascha Pt VIII (click to download)

Synaxarion [Синаксарь] (click to download)

Fast (Великий пост)

by New Martyr Priest Sergei Mechev [священномученик Сергий Мечёв]  

SUNDAY: 

(E) Hebrews 6:13-20; (G) Mark 9:17-31

for St John of the Ladder: (E) Ephesians 5:9-19; (G) Matthew 4:25-5:12
5th Week of Lent (Tone 8) 
Monday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 37:33-38:6; (V1) Genesis 13:12-18; (V2) Proverbs 14:27-15:4
Tuesday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 40:18-31;  (V1) Genesis 15:1-15; (V2) Proverbs 15:7-19
Wednesday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 41:4-14; (V1) Genesis 17:1-9; (V2) Proverbs 15:20-16:9
Thursday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 42:5-16; (V1) Genesis 18:20-33; (V2) Proverbs 16:17-17:17
Friday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 45:11-17; (V1) Genesis 22:1-18; (V2) Proverbs 17:17-18:5
Saturday: (E) Hebrews 9:24-28; (G) Mark 8:27-31.

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5th Sunday of Lent (St. Mary of Egypt)
Неделя 5-я Великого поста (Прп. Марии Египетской)

5th Sunday and 6th Week of Lent

(21st Apr 2024)

Tone V

Journey to Pascha Pt IX (click to download)

Synaxarion [Синаксарь] (click to download)

Fast (Великий пост)

by Sergei Khudiev [Сергей Худиев]  

SUNDAY: (E) Hebrews 9:11-14; (G) Mark 10:32-45

for St Mary of Egypt: (E) Galatians 3:23-29; (G) Luke 7:36-50
Monday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 48:17-49:4; (V1) Genesis 27:1-41; (V2) Proverbs 19:16-25
Tuesday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 49:6-10;  (V1) Genesis 31:3-16; (V2) Proverbs 21:3-21
Wednesday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 58:1-11; (V1) Genesis  43:26-31; 45:1-16; (V2) Proverbs 21:23-22:4
Thursday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 65:8-16; (V1) Genesis 46:1-7; (V2) Proverbs 23:15-24:5

Friday: (6th Hr) Isaiah 66:10-24; (V1) Genesis 49:33-50:26; (V2) Proverbs 31:8-31
Saturday: (E) Hebrews 12:28-13:8; (G) John 11:1-45.

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