The Soul is Greater Than the Body

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The soul is greater than the body: the body becomes sick, and with that it is finished. But a spiritual sickness extends into eternity. Deliver us, O lord, from such illness, and grant us healing.
— St. Macarius, quoted from Living Without Hypocrisy: Spiritual Counsels of the Holy Elders of Optina

With this Lenten Series, EO writers reflect on Great lent as a time of spiritual cleansing for both body and spirit. As Orthodox Christians, we fast with our bodies, but more importantly with our spirits. Let us embrace Great Lent as a time to grow closer to Christ and enter the church which is a hospital for our souls.

Regina NasrallahComment