As we enter into this Great and Holy Lent I bow before you and ask forgiveness of any offense, in knowledge or in ignorance. May God forgive us all.
I leave you with this from the service of Forgiveness...
Your grace has shown forth, O Lord:
the grace that illumines our soul.
This is the acceptable time!
This is the time of repentance!
Let us lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light,
that passing through the Fast, as through a great sea,
we may reach the Resurrection on the third day//
of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of our souls!