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Bright Sadness is the true message and gift of Lent: … the sadness of my exile, of the waste I have made of my life; the brightness of God’s presence and forgiveness, the joy of the recovered desire for God, the peace of the recovered home. Such is the climate of Lenten worship; such is its first and general impact on my soul.

– Alexander Schmemann
from “Great Lent”

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