|The view from my car, before I entered|
Here is a video of the nave before the Service.
The Prayer of St. Ephraim is such a simple yet profound prayer. If we live in that prayer, we shall truly be Christian. It gets a bit hard for me to do the prostrations (and when I am home, I don't do them) but the prostrations certainly put your body where your soul is supposed to be!
I also love the "Let my prayer arise" hymn. I know by rubrics, it is supposed to be done by three clergy (and last year I witnessed that) but I confess I love it best when it is just Fr. Gary chanting it alone. The tone has a slow, mournful feel to it that matches with the spirit of lent so well.
I hope to go to more services during Lent and, by the way, whoever said fasting was easy, lied to me!