* The Lenten Triodion is the service book of the Orthodox Church that provides the texts for the divine services for
1) The pre-Lenten weeks of preparation
2) Great Lent, and 3) Holy Week. Very generally speaking, the weeks of preparation, and especially the Sunday gospel readings, serve to exercise the mind, the fasting of Great Lent focuses on the body, and Holy Week’s services exercise the spirit.
The Triodion provides the prayers and directions for us to pray and fast that have been followed by Orthodox Christians, saints and sinners, for many centuries. These are the “what to do” and “how to do” of the pre-Paschal time of year.
Only you can provide the “want to do.” It is not too early to think about the approaching time of preparation for the April 19 celebration of Holy Pascha.
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