Repaired link, Silkweavers and Great Lent

I heard from Silkweavers today, my order is ready and will be shipped tomorrow! They wait to hand-dye their fabrices until they have an order – which makes very good sense for a small company that doesn’t want to be left holding stock that isn’t selling. It’s kind of neat to think that when I am stitching on the Lugana fabric that I have ordered from them, that it was cut and dyed just for me.

The link to the English Cottage Sampler that I am stitching for my sister in the previous post has been fixed. I always enjoy all that goes into starting a new project.

This year Great Lent starts on March 14. For several reasons the West calculates the dates for Lent and Easter differently from us, thankfully I am not the one who has to determine when Lent starts each year.

Prior to the start of Great Lent we observe a period of three weeks called the Triodion, this is a time to start preparing for the journney of Great Lent. This has always been a special time for me, and I look forward to it each year. Lent is a time of increased prayer, fasting, almsgiving and repentance as we prepare for and look forward to the great and joyful news of the Resurrection of Christ – and though it is still some time before Pascha when we will hear, and sing, many times, the joyful Tropar of the Resurrection, part of me already thrills in anticipation.

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One thought on “Repaired link, Silkweavers and Great Lent

  1. Meg says:

    Great Lent is always a time for me just to endure and get through. So many people see it as a time of pruning and plowing, and planting in the spiritual garden; for me, it’s an exercise in endurance. This year it will be even harder because it’s the first year since I became Orthodox that there are just two of us to cook for — and dh isn’t Orthodox. It was tough during the Nativity fast. I can’t imagine what Great Lent will be like.

    And the joy of Pascha will be dimmed by the painful awareness of our shrinking family, and by knowing that paschally, the person I care about most in this world just is not on the same page, or even in the same galaxy. I love the church services, but otherwise, I just want it all to be over. Oh well.

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