Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

Second Sunday of Lent in the Christian Orthodox calendar
The Christian Orthodox church dedicates the second Sunday in Lent to St. Gregory Palamas, who was born in Constatinople around 1296 c.e. Along with several members of his family, he entered a monastery on Mt. Athos after the death of his father. Gregory believed that, although God ultimately is unknowable, humanity can experience God's power through the Christian sacraments and mystical experience, both of which are possible only through the Incarnation of Christ. Gregory believed that a dedicated focus on the son of God can open believers' hearts and minds to God's work in their own lives.
See also Sunday of Orthodoxy; Sunday of the Holy Cross ; and Sunday of St. John Climacos
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