Welcome to My Beautiful Lent!
If you’re like us, the major fasts prescribed by the Church can bring on a mixed bag of feelings. We’ve looked forward to them with longing, knowing that the discipline, if taken seriously and fully, can be an incredible time of growth and blessings. We’ve also approached them with dread. One more layer of stress, one more thing to think about and add to my life of guilt over not doing everything I want to be doing or know that I should doing.
The Purpose and Components
My Beautiful Lent is designed to eliminate the dread and stress of feeling like an extra layer is being added to an already tapped out life, and simplify it. By knowing that the areas that require decision making are taken care of, time is freed up to use the fast for the nourishment of the soul, leaving room for the blessings that the Church intends and that God wants to give freely.
1 – Meal Planning: What to eat everyday, including recipes and grocery lists.
2 – Daily Ascesis: Each day a quote from the Saints will appear, and an opportunity to practice structured and silent prayer will be offered.
3 – Virtual Health Coaching: A weekly health and wellness coaching session with Rita (Registered Dietitian) and Cynthia (Certified Health Coach) on a topic related to health of mind, body and soul. Tools to last a lifetime.
4 – Weekly Podcasts: Interviews with priests, doctors, and authors of the Orthodox faith who will inspire and support you during the journey.
5 – Virtual Book Club: A daily devotional based on “Meditations for Great Lent” by Vasilios Papavassiliou. Rita and Cynthia will be contributing to it on a daily basis, and you will have an opportunity to join them in the forum!
6 – A Private Facebook Page: This is an opportunity to meet your fellow Lenten sojourners, share, ask questions, and learn from each other.
The cost of the program is $47, and a portion goes to the Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage in Guatemala.
For less than $1 a day, you can look forward to the fast with anticipation, knowing that the details of meal planning have been taken care of for you, and that a community of love and support will surround you. We want you to use My Beautiful Lent as an opportunity to journey and grow in a healthy way…mind, body, spirit. We want you to come out on the beautiful day of the feast of the Glorious Resurrection, refreshed, energized, and armed with knowledge and skills that will carry over and support you throughout the year, not to mention many new friends!
If you have already registered an account with us, check back on March 11th to for access to the full site!
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