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The Mission Statement of the St George of Cappadocia - OSGC. We are an Interfaith/Ecumenic Franciscan Order, who strive to build a harmonious coexistence of Learning and work with all religions and religious denominations. We are all brothers and sister in God, and with that understand we strive to help all God Creations spiritually, psychologically and materially, many times trying not to be afraid to walk that extra mile. As Saint George and Saint Francis protected and helped the helpless and humble in their time, the Fraternity is committed to: • Try to leave in the people the joy that springs from the encounter with a person consecrated to God. • Who in his penance and humility knew how to be near to all, especially the simple, sharing with them the burden of manual work, the lay religious expresses his service toward the confreres, and at the same time contributes to a good community spirit. In direct contact with people, he embodies the sweetness, affability, and mercy, which characterized the human relationship of Saint. Francis.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Clean monday

For Western Christians, Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. For Eastern Rite Catholics, however, Lent has already begun by the time that Ash Wednesday comes around.
Clean Monday is the first day of Great Lent, as Eastern Catholics and Eastern Orthodox refer to the Lenten season. For Eastern Catholics, it falls two days before the Western date of Ash Wednesday. (For Eastern Orthodox, the date is usually different, since the Orthodox figure the date of Easter using the Julian calendar. For more details, see How Is the Date of Easter Calculated?)
Clean Monday is a reminder that we should begin Lent with good intentions and a desire to clean our spiritual house. It is a day of strict fasting for Eastern Catholics, including abstinence not only from meat but from eggs and dairy products as well.

On Clean Monday and throughout Great Lent, Eastern Catholics frequently pray the Prayer of St. Ephrem the Syrian.

obtain from: http://catholicism.about.com/od/holydaysandholidays/f/Clean_Monday.htm

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