During the season of Great Lent, the community of Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church in Los Alamos has participated in traditions of the Orthodox Church. These traditions include Lenten fasting, meditation and mid-week Lenten Liturgy.
Blini Breakfast, last month, is a meal with Russian blini, dairy and fish, which marks the last meal for non-Lenten foods until Pascha (Easter). This meal has been a tradition in Los Alamos for more than 10 years.
Lenten Meditations this year are based on the writings of Saint Isaac the Syrian. Hieromonk John using the rare text, “The Ascetical Writings of Saint Isaac the Syrian,” has led the meditations.