“According to Sacred Scripture, man is a temple, but it is a fallen temple, in need of cleansing and restoration. It bears the image of God, but that image has become clouded and in need of renewal by means of fasting and prayer…Great Lent does not simply preach a call to repentance. At the same time, its message contains that Good News without which the very act of repentance would have no meaning.”
(Parish Life Journal, March, 2023)