The Great Lent is a chance for self-examination and repentance and purity, we therefore refer to the book of H.H. Pope Shenouda: “The Life of Repentance and Purity” some phrases that would be of benefit:
v “Repentance, my brethren, is not only for those beginning their life with God, but for everyone, even the saints. It is part of our daily prayers. Every person needs repentance, no matter how great his position or his spiritual level. We are all in need of repentance, in need of it everyday, since we sin everyday. For there is no person without sin, even if his life was one day on earth”.
v “With repentance, we prepare our hearts for the dwelling of God, and with purity, we will see God. Repentance is the beginning of the path towards God, it is a friend to take along the path till the end”.
His Holiness then explains the life of repentance in points, with the reference verses:
v Repentance is returning to God, as the prodigal son returned to his father’s house: “Return to Me, and I will return to you, Says the ......continue reading