We try to severely limit our entertainment during Great Lent, so I've been slowly gathering appropriate things to listen to and read during these next seven weeks.
Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev's Saint Matthew Passion is one of my favorite Lenten listens. It was really hard to find on compact disc for awhile and so we would listen to the YouTube video when we wanted to hear it. However, I was able to order it last year and now I see that they are more readily available through Amazon. I tend to put the music on when I'm cooking and cleaning.
I've chosen a couple of books for my Lenten reading this year: The Mystery of Art and The Scent of Holiness. I am really looking forward to both of these and have been saving them for this special Liturgical time. Normally I have quite a bit of reading time during Great Lent, so I am thinking about pre-ordering Frederica Mathewes-Green's latest book, Welcome to the Orthodox Church for the tail end of the fast.
I'd love to know what you are reading and listening to, if you feel inclined to share!