forgiveness Sunday

Posted by on February 22, 2015 in soul food | Comments Off on forgiveness Sunday

Near Strasbourg France

“The Church is unity and love in Christ. We all depend on each other, belong to each other, are united by the love of Christ… Repentance is primarily the recovery of the spirit of love: “By this shall all men know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another”

 

The condition for such real fasting is that we forgive each other as God forgives us—

“If you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you….”

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Great Lent: A School of Repentance Its Meaning for Orthodox Christians

Father Alexander Schmemann