Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lesson for Lent: St Mary of Egypt

To receive 1 credit for this activity, read the Scriptures and the Lesson. Answer the Questions and return them by e-mail to else10(at)gmail(dot)com by 5 pm February 22, 2010.

Scriptures
Isaiah 1:19-2:4
Genesis 1:14-23
Proverbs 1:20-33
Scripture selections are from the OCA web site. All Scriptures links are in the New King James version. Links are from BibleGateway.

Lesson
The Story of Saint Mary of Egypt.
This story is typically read with the Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete during the first week of Lent.

Questions
1. Compare and contrast Isaiah 1: 19-31 with Isaiah 2: 1-4. How are the worlds described different?
2. In the story of Saint Mary of Egypt, Zosimas strove to find one thing. What was it? What did God show him instead?
3. How does the story of Saint Mary of Egypt relate to our Lenten Journey?

For additional reading during Lent, please check out the Lenten booklist under "Booklists" at left. May you be blessed!

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