Icons for Lent

Behold the Bridegroom...

Behold, the Bridegroom comes in the middle of the night, and blessed is the servant He shall find watching.

For convenience, I have put in one place all the articles I have written so far on icons relating to Lent, the Great Fast before Easter. This includes icons on the events remembered during Holy Week, and the pre-Lenten period. Links to the articles are below, arranged according to the Orthodox Church’s calendar:

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee
Feb 21 2016

Sunday of the Prodigal Son
Feb 28 2016

Sunday of the Last Judgment
Mar 6 2016

Forgiveness Sunday (see also: The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden)
Mar 13 2016

Beginning of Great Lent

First Sunday of Lent: The Triumph of Orthodoxy

Second Sunday of Lent: St Gregory Palamas

Third Sunday of Lent: Veneration of the Cross

Fourth Sunday of Lent: St John “of the Ladder”

Fifth Sunday of Lent: St Mary of Egypt

Holy Week

Palm Sunday: Entrance of Our Lord into Jerusalem
Apr 24 2016

Holy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: Remembering Christ the Bridegroom

Holy Thursday: Mystical Supper

Holy Friday: The Crucifixion

Holy Saturday

Easter or Pascha: The Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
May 1 2016

See also: Icon of Extreme Humility

This is not intended as any sort of reading plan for Lent: God-forbid! For a useful resource on the services and life of Great Lent, please visit the GOARCH website.

Wishing you all a blessed and fruitful Great Fast!

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