My Answer to the Patheos Lenten Question of the Week: Forgive!

In our small local Greek Orthodox church my wife Genie and I both like the Lenten Service of Forgiveness. It ends with each person in our parish walking to the front of the sanctuary, kissing the icon of Jesus, then bowing in front of our priest.“Forgive me,” we say.“I forgive you,” answers our priest, as does each member of the congregation.We embrace and then together we say: “God forgives us both.”After that exchange my each person takes his or her place next to the priest in a … [Read more...]