Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral
Varna, Bulgaria

Let every creature in heaven, on earth, in the sea and in the depths, give praise, glory, honor, and blessing to Him Who suffered so much, Who has given and will give in the future every good,  for He is our power and strength, Who alone is good, Who alone is almighty, Who alone is omnipotent, wonderful, glorious and Who alone is holy, worthy of praise and blessing through endless ages.  Amen.

St. Francis of Assisi, “Later Admonition and Exhortation to the Brothers and Sisters of Penance”, 49-56

Scripture for the day: Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints…(Ephesians 6:13-18)

Lenten action for the day: Go for a walk or other form of exercise.  While doing so, be mindful of the strength God gives you as you face the challenges of life.