During this closure, students will still have access to all their electronic resources (log-in based web site materials; VLE resource suites, etc.) and may interact with them as per usual; however, Institute instructors will not normally be interacting with these areas during Clean Week, and any assignments, posts, etc., submitted during this period will likely not be addressed until after the Institute re-opens in the second week of Great Lent. Similarly, the office telephone and e-mail will not be manned until we re-open.
May we use this opportunity to wish all our students and staff a sacred, holy and spiritually profitable beginning to the Great Fast. For any ways in which we have fallen short of our aims or intentions in our work with you over this past year, may we keep with the Orthodox tradition of entering into Lent and ask: Forgive us, sinners!
And may the Lord forgive us all, and allow us to enter with hopefulness into this time of repentance and love that leads to the Lord’s holy Resurrection.