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Source: Orthodox Church in America BALTIMORE, MD [IOCC] With the season of Great Lent upon us, International Orthodox Christian Charities recently released a printed booklet of weekly reflections on the theme of service as a vocation. Designed for use by Orthodox Christians during the Great Fast, the booklet opens with a message on “the work of love” from His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicolae of the Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas, liaison bishop to IOCC from the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. Reflections follow for each Sunday of Lent, penned by IOCC staff members based in the…

Source: Aleteia Zelda Caldwell YouTube captured the guitar-playing brothers playing “Wasting Love” on the monastery grounds. When the monks who live at the Tuman monastery in eastern Serbia aren’t spending their time in prayer, they are usually working to support the 14th-century monastery’s economy by making homemade wine, brandy, and cheese. Or … you just might find them playing an acoustic version of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden’s song, “Wasting Love.” At least that was the case with two monks, Peter and Teofil, who later went viral with their YouTube video of their acoustic version of the heavy metal…