Taken at the evening service on Forgiveness Sunday, one side of the altar table depicting Christ being laid in the tomb, with the Mother of God, St John the Theologian and Joseph of Arimathea. The person who carved this is the one who will eventually carve my archway. This evening service marks the start of Great Lent. The sermon today reminded us that Lent is not just a diet, not just a tradition or token gesture, but a time for self-discipline and self-limitation, taking away from our habitual focus on and feeding of ourselves. Along with forgiveness of others, we arm ourselves and begin the journey, the inner process that will enable us, God willing, to meet the Bright Resurrection of Christ.
I wish my pictures wouldn't keep getting cut on the right side.