Preparing for the Deep Dive into Lent

Yesterday I posted a photo of a book, and icon I had purchased at church. I started reading it to see what I needed to do to prepare to read this book for 40 days. The author mentioned that the study in this book could be used as a spiritual retreat. After having only been…

Real-time confession

I attended Divine liturgy for the first time in months and did real-time confession for the first time in a year. As I was driving to church I decided to stay for the whole thing as in; don’t-leave-after-taking-the-Eucharist as I normally would have done in the past. The Bishop sent out an email lifting certain…