FOCA to Start Great Lent in Prayer

MOGADORE, OH [DOM Communications] – The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (FOCA) is inviting all to join together in prayer and reflection as the season of Great Lent begins. Following the success of the St. Andrew Akathist, the organization plans on doing a similar gathering by hosting a virtual “Akathist of Repentance”.

“This past year has been one unlike any other. We have experienced isolation, separation and anxiety while trying to protect ourselves and others from the pandemic surrounding us,” noted Archpriest Nicholas Wyslutsky, the Spiritual Advisor for the national organization. “In effort to bring the faithful of our church together in some way the FOCA will sponsor a “Virtual” Akathist service to bring us all together.”

The service will be hosted in one location but clergy from across the country will concelebrate from their own churches and homes. The service will be live streamed via St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Youtube channel. In addition to prayer, His Eminence Archbishop Paul of Chicago and the Midwest will be offering remarks as Orthodox Christians begin this holy season.

“It is our hope that this will be not just an FOCA event but one that embraces and gathers all the faithful of the Church. In that spirit, please encourage all your friends and family to join us that evening. We invite all the clergy
of the church to consider participating in the service with us.”

The celebration will take place on March 12, at 8:00 P.M. (EST) and will be led by Archbishop Paul of Chicago. The faithful who would like to join can do so via the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Youtube channel.

For more information, please see the celebration flyer.

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