A Journey through Great Lent Edited by The Very Rev. Stephen Belonick SP6 Church Tradition instructs that each Christian should maintain a daily discipline of prayer. Likewise, the Church encourages us to read the scripture daily, and to familiarize ourselves with the lives of the saints and the teachings of the Church Fathers. These aspects of Tradition are not only tools that help us in the spiritual life, but they are weapons against the devil and, most importantly, they are spiritual nourishment. These treasures can help shape us as Christians. No period to allow this formation to begin is more appropriate than the Great Lent. We offer these meditations for daily use in your journey through the 40 days of the Great Lent. Inside, you will find for each day a prescribed and selected scripture from the Old or New Testament, a meditation on the scripture, a selection from the practical advice of the Church Fathers, and edifying saint's life and an excerpt from a hymn from the day's service.