Welcome to My Beautiful Lent!

I love having the meal plans. Even if I don't follow it exactly, it forces me to think about planning my week out. Foodwise, this year is such a stress-free Lent. - JM
It isn't too late to sign up! If you’re like us, the major fasts prescribed by the Church can bring on a mixed bag of feelings. We’ve looked forward to them with longing, knowing that the discipline, if taken seriously and fully, can be an incredible time of growth and blessings. We’ve also approached them with dread. One more layer of stress, one more thing to think about and add to my life of guilt over not doing everything I want to be doing or know that I should doing. This program changes all that! Join hundreds of other Orthodox Christians from around the world, and experience this Lent within our supportive community. We're waiting for you!
The Daily Ascesis quotes are 'doable' bites of nourishment that I look forward to. Also the health coaching and interviews, but more than that, it was the opportunity to experience a kind of 'fellowship' during Lent on my own schedule. - SV

The Purpose and Components

My Beautiful Lent is designed to eliminate the stress of feeling as though an extra layer is being added to an already tapped out life...and simplify it. Let our community inspire and support your intentions of being fully present during one of our most beautiful seasons of the Orthodox Christian liturgical cycle.
I enjoyed the Health Coaching sessions, which got me thinking about some basic healthy habits that I was neglecting. I appreciate that Rita & Cynthia were so open about their own spiritual practices, which inspired me to pick up my game. - TM
I really liked how it helped expand my Lenten journey into the rest of my life, beyond church services. All-in-all I think MBL helped me to have a very rich, rewarding Lent. - DL
1 – Meal Planning: What to eat everyday, including recipes and grocery lists. All new recipes, many cultural favorites...all can be customized to your specific tradition. Two months without meat and dairy, and at times fish and oil? We have you covered! And new this year, special meal plans for Diabetics. We know this can be a challenging time for you!

2 – Daily Ascesis: Each day a quote from the Saints will appear, and an opportunity to practice structured and silent prayer will be offered. New for this year is a daily exercise component via video with former Professional Triathlete, Nataliia Kravchuk.

3 – Health Coaching: A weekly health and wellness coaching session with Cynthia Damaskos, CHHC and guest doctors, dieticians, etc, on a topic related to health of mind, body and soul. Tools that will last a lifetime, plus an option to have your own personal plan developed based on your individual needs. If you choose the Personalized Plan, Cynthia will call during the program to set up a 1 hour health assessment, and create a plan just for you, based on your unique goals.

4 – Weekly Video Interviews: Interviews with Orthodox Christian priests, deacons, authors, etc., who will inspire and support you during the journey.

5 – Community: This is an opportunity to meet your fellow sojourners from all over the world, share, ask questions, and learn from each other. A private Facebook page has been set up, along with the opportunity to comment directly on the website.

New this year! An opportunity to raise funds with donations from My Beautiful Lent as a Parish Affiliate!

As a Parish Affiliate, you will also need to register as a member below.
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Starting at less than $1 a day, you can look forward to the fast with anticipation, knowing that the details of meal planning have been taken care of for you, and that a community of love and support will surround you. We want you to use My Beautiful Lent as an opportunity to journey and grow in a healthy way…mind, body, spirit. We want you to shout at midnight on April 16th "Christ is Risen!" with that feeling in your heart an adherence to the fast brings. We also pray that you will feel refreshed, energized, and armed with knowledge and skills that will carry over and support you going forward, not to mention many new friends!

It all starts February 27th!

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