Lenten Resources



IOCC’s “Service as Almsgiving” booklet offers six weekly Lenten reflections, written especially for you by IOCC board members past and present. Read online or download the full booklet.

The Sunday of Orthodoxy
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
Christ's call to those who would follow Him is straightforward: Follow Me. And the remarkable thing is that so many did.
St. Gregory Palamas
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
The pilgrimage of Great Lent is the Church's invitation for the faithful to recognize and receive the gift of God's grace.
Veneration of the Cross
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
At the mid-point of our Lenten journey, the Church strengthens and fortifies us by calling to mind Christ’s precious and life-giving Cross.
St. John Climacus
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
This Sunday, the fourth in our pilgrimage toward Christ’s Resurrection, the Church in its wisdom holds up as an example of asceticism a great saint whose life and writings can inspire those who honor him.
St. Mary of Egypt
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Nearing the end of the Lenten journey, we see Pascha approaching, but we have not arrived yet.
Palm Sunday
SIXTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Today marks the start of Great and Holy Week.
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