This ever-memorable Queen cried out these holy words: "If anyone does not offer relative worship to the holy icons, not adoring them as though they were gods, but venerating them out of love as images of the archetype, let him be anathema."
In 320AD, forty soldiers of the Roman army of different backgrounds and races, were enrolled together into one troop and had great faith in Jesus Christ. At the time of sacrifice to the pagan idols, the forty soldiers refused to do so.
It is easy to see Great Lent as simply an arduous set of rules. However, when seen in the context of using this armour to fight the spiritual battle, Great Lent becomes an opportunity for wonderful discovery.