Saint George Greek Orthodox Church

Services – Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday)

judgement-lastSunday, March 10, 2013
**Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead**
Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday)
Matins (Oρθρος): 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy (Θεία Λειτουργία): 10:00 am
Fr. Leo Schefe officiating

Epistle Reading: St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 8:8-13; 9:1-2
Gospel Reading: Matthew 25:31-46

Sunday School and Fellowship Hour as usual.

Please bring a copy of one or more Lenten recipes to share. Recipes will be compiled and made available to everyone on Cheesefare Sunday (Mar.ch 17th) along with some of Presvytera Candace’s Lenten recipes and some of her favorite Lenten tips and tricks.

If you aren’t going to be in church, you may e-mail recipes to Fr. Leo at frleo@clearwire.net. Please put “Lenten recipe” in the subject line.

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Lenten Recipe Exchange

LentenFoodDo you have a favorite Lenten recipe that you’re willing to share? Please bring a copy of one or more Lenten recipes to church this Sunday, Meat-fare Sunday (Mar. 10th). Recipes will be compiled and made available to everyone on Cheese-fare Sunday (Mar. 17th).

Presvytera Candace will share some of her favorite Lenten tips and tricks. Learn about some products that are “fast-friendly” and some other ideas to make the Lenten season more manageable food-wise.

If you aren’t going to be in church, you may e-mail recipes to Fr. Leo at frleo@clearwire.net. Please put “Lenten recipe” in the subject line.

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Fasting During Lent

Lent is upon us. Fasting is one of the disciplines of Lent in which we use moderation in food, drink, and entertainment.

Levels of Fasting

STRICT FASTING:  No meat and dairy products throughout Lent and Holy Week.

MODERATE FASTING:  The above during the first week, the third week, and Holy Week, plus every Wednesday and Friday.

MINIMAL FASTING:  The above Wednesdays and Fridays, and Holy Week.

WHEN FASTING we take into consideration age, health, and circumstances.

Benefits of Fasting

  1. Teaches us self-discipline.
  2. Leads to spiritual focusing on God.
  3. Controls our sinful passions.
  4. Makes prayer more effective.
  5. Gives us greater moral alertness and clarity of mind.
  6. Reminds us of those who are hungry and suffer.
  7. Recalls the fasting of Jesus, the saints, and faithful Christians throughout the ages.
  8. Helps us to live by the teachings of Christ.
  9. Contributes to our physical health.

10. Makes us think about the right diet throughout the year.

The above was extracted from an article by Fr. Theodore Stylianopoulos. The complete article can be found at http://stgeorgekeene.nh.goarch.org/1083/father-teds-march-2011-message/

Recipes and Lenten Food Ideas

Below are some links to recipes and Lenten food ideas.

For recipes.com vegan recipes: http://recipes.com/index.php?q=Vegan%20Recipes&token=DnQ1hraUptsKEwjjvrm4iM2nAhUUetoKHZN0_2YYASASMPDQsAg4HlDw0LAIUNWsrw9QqYu3EFCL6_8TUJP3nCFQz5mvKVCErYrIAQ

Recipe sources for Orthodox fasting: http://aggreen.net/food/recipes.html

For Greek Orthodox fasting (Lenten) recipes:  http://greekfood.about.com/od/greekfastingrecipes/Greek_Orthodox_Fasting_Lenten_Recipes.htm

For allrecipes.com vegan recipes:  http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/Everyday-Cooking/Vegetarian/Vegan/Top.aspx