"I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word. And, to make a right beginning of repentance, and as a mark of our mortal nature, let us now kneel before the Lord, our maker and redeemer."As the Nativity Cycle ends, the Paschal Cycle begins; welcome to Lent 2013, 40 days of active denial and proactive searching.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
From the Book of Common Prayer: