This season renews nature, we see all the trees renewing themselves, putting out new leaves and flowers and getting ready to bear fruit. And thus to make up for the damage of other years. We are now at the stage of Agia Tessarakoste. Increase prayer. Increase reading.
To increase Virtue. Every night be more watchful in Prayer. Let the words stop. Don’t talk, because with silence you will achieve everything. Holy Lent is a period of practicing virtue. Man should do the same.
Every year he must acquire new life, new eagerness, new courage, new divine love, in order to sprout new fruits of virtue and offer them to his benefactor God. And as the time for the fruiting of trees is this season, the spring, so the time of virtues is the holy Lent when we will work, to make up for the debts and damages of the past years.
Saint Anthimos of Chios