Annual Community Lenten Retreat

On February 27–28, 2017, Priest David Mezynski, associate dean for Student Affairs at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, presented four lenten reflections during the first two days of Great Lent, which are marked by intensive liturgical services in the Seminary’s Three Hierarchs Chapel.

Using a story-telling format and employing a variety of sayings from the desert fathers, Father David focused on the theme: “Gratitude as the fruit of repentance.” Additionally, he pinpointed two main obstacles to true repentance: 1) feeling no awareness of sin, with a consequent refusal to change; and 2) possessing a despairing attitude, with a consequent inability to receive forgiveness.

Listen to the four talks:

SVOTS Lenten Retreat 2017: Talk I

SVOTS Lenten Retreat 2017: Talk II

SVOTS Lenten Retreat 2017: Talk III

SVOTS Lenten Retreat 2017: Talk IV