Welcome to
Love at Lent

Inside, you’ll find fifty tasks for the forty days of Lent plus Holy Week, as well as three Lenten prayer cards. Choose a task card each day and complete it as a family.

Front Cover of Love at Lent Box

Praise for Love at Lent

“Such a wonderful tool to teach our children about Lent and the importance of sacrifice and service to others…will truly engage the whole family on their journey through Great and Holy Lent.”
—His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, for the Orthodox Observer
“Love this idea and look forward to implementing with the families in our parish.”
—Presvytera Mary Christy, Raleigh, NC
I’m so glad you put this on Facebook and I found it. My girls are loving it.
—Katriona Wolff, Colorado
“This is so simple and wonderful...it is so easy to forget to take the time to help our littles enter into this blessed season!”
—Nikolia Hasiakos, Massachusetts
“I love this idea and it is just what we need at home! 💗💗💗 #loveatlent”
—Kalli Tasiopoulos Ortega, a Love at Lent testimonial on Facebook
“Amazing concept...this can work for anyone on any level. What a way to bring and keep a family focused on Christian values. Bravo Michelle!!”
—Greg Simvoulakis, Nevada
“Where do I even start?!?! This Lenten season was such a joy thanks to Love at Lent! This project changed the way we viewed our Lenten journey this year. We focused on sharing God’s love with others around us, focusing on quiet daily conversations and focusing on prayer. Each morning Olivia and Stephen would run to the container of cards, argue over whose turn it was to pick, pick a card and be excited to fulfill its mission! We did everything from praying for each other, to taking flowers to teachers, to random acts of kindness, to learning church prayers and to talking about Christ’s journey during this time which lead to his death and resurrection. All of these ideas and inspiration came from Pres. Michelle Triant, and we feel truly blessed to have come across her idea on Facebook. I can tell that this journey, this project, will be forever etched in their hearts and that they truly felt the presence and love of our Lord each day! Our family will be doing this ever year, and we will be the first to advocate for it to others!”
—Jamie Lionas Gialanella, Detroit
“Love at Lent was such a gift to my family this Lenten season and is a tradition I hope to continue for years to come. I believe that Love at Lent gave us a framework and mindset to start Great Lent with more intention as a family. That inspiration carried throughout the entire season and guided how we chose to spend our time. Through this focusing on simple, wholesome time and kindness toward others, I felt as though I was getting to model Christian values in simple, bite-sized ways. Thank you, Pres. Michelle Triant, for this heartwarming and meaningful project and tool for families to use during Great Lent!”
–Nicole Johnson, California
“Presvytera Michelle’s Love at Lent infuses love, connection, and almsgiving into the day-to-day Lenten experience for children and families. Love at Lent is an amazing program engaging kids of all ages in simple tasks that not only strengthen our connection with God but with one another. Pres Michelle is a brilliant writer and remarkable mom who balances her career and family with joy, laughter and positive energy. Her love for God and passion for engaging families in “real life” connections is one reason Love at Lent has been so successful attracting thousands of followers on social media and truly making a difference.”
–Presvytera Pat Tsagalakis, Holy Apostles, Shoreline, WA
“At Holy Trinity this year, our HOPE and JOY kids got to create something awesome for our Lenten season: Love at Lent envelopes and tasks. Love at Lent is an awesome project created by Presvytera Michelle Triant. Our little ones decorated great-looking envelopes, with 40 different tasks to try, for each day of Lent!”
—Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Youth Ministry, Grand Rapids, MI

About the Book

Available now for preorder is the perfect gift for your family this Lenten season: Love at Lent is a colorful box filled with activity cards to be drawn at random each day of Great Lent, designed to encourage mindfulness, humility, and kindness for the whole family during this special time in our faith.

Orthodox Christians are asked to fast, pray, repent, and give as we prepare for the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is the ultimate time of renewal and awareness.

But how can we involve the younger members of our community, instilling in them the tenets of Lent--prayer, fasting, and almsgiving? How can we give them something positive and meaningful so they grow strong in their faith? Love at Lent is for our children, so they are invested, supported, inspired, and encouraged as they journey through this most important season.

About the Author

MICHELLE BONANNO TRIANT is a presvytera, mom, writer, editor, and book publicist dedicated to the promotion of the health and wellness of Orthodox Christian families. She is an executive member of the Family Wellness Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco and is on the editorial team of Prez to Prez, a bi-monthly newsletter that encourages and supports presvyteres of the Holy Orthodox Church. She works full-time for Chronicle Books. Throughout her childhood and teens, she and her family were active in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Modesto, CA. Presvytera Michelle holds a Master of Arts degree in publishing and writing from Emerson College in Boston, MA, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Theater and Communications from UC Berkeley. Michelle and her family reside in Eastern Washington.


Presvytera Michelle Triant


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