Melkite Greek Catholic Sunday of Cheesefare/Forgiveness Vespers

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Date & Time: Sunday, March 3, 2019
10:00 AM-1:00 PM

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
256 Hamilton St.
Worcester, MA 01604
Description: **Due to an upcoming snow storm, Forgiveness Vespers will be done Sunday, March 3, after coffee, instead of Monday, March 4.
It will begin ~12:15pm.

This is a wonderful way to start Great Lent.

"Let us all hasten to purify our flesh thru fasting as we enter the divine battlefield, the arena of the cleansing The Great Fast."
Great Fast is another name for Great Lent.

Forgiveness Vespers is offered by parishioners at the beginning of Lent for the Eastern Christians of the world. Immediately following Vespers, a vegan meal is offered (mainly pot luck of those dishes Eastern Christians will enjoy during the Lenten period). Eastern Christians will abstain mainly from meat, dairy, or fish during the next seven weeks. Interested individuals are invited to attend Vespers and the potluck gathering afterward. Feel free to bring a vegan dish to share.

**EDIT - Since we will be having a cheesefare brunch after DL, there will be no vegan potluck after Vespers. **

Verses from "Lord I Call at Forgiveness Vespers (from the Lenten Triodion):
Let us humble the flesh by abstinence: As we follow the divine path of pure fasting. With prayers and tears let us seek the Lord who saves us. Let us put an end to anger, crying out: Save us who have sinned against Thee! Save us, O Christ our King, as Thou didst save the men of Nineveh, and make us partakers of Thy heavenly Kingdom, O compassionate One!"

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Created: March 1, 2019 at 8:39 PM
Last Modified: March 2, 2019 at 10:16 AM

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