Metropolitan Andrei of Cluj offered seven pieces of practical advice for spiritual progress during Great Lent.
“On March 7, 2022, we begin Lent. There has always been a need for prayer and fasting, especially now when there is war in Ukraine. We ask God to bring peace on earth,” the Metropolitan of Cluj noted.
- Prayer and fasting
- Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom and Saint Basil the Great (Saturdays and Sundays)
- Vespers on Sunday and catechesis
- Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts (Wednesdays and Fridays)
- The Mystery of Confession done properly
- Bible reading
- To all these, we add the fundraising for the Central Missionary Fund, done with incredible generosity, and the support of war refugees. We know the Apostle’s word: “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).
His Eminence concluded his message by wishing the faithful “a peaceful and gracious Lent.”
Photography courtesy of the Metropolis of Cluj