Orthodoxy celebrates the Day of Forgiveness today which is sometimes called Cheesefare Sunday. It is the Sunday before Great Lent begins.
When I was in Russia, the parking lot guard asked me and Cathy, the woman with whom I was staying, to forgive him. It was the most random thing I had ever experienced since I had never spoken to the man. We asked him to forgive us too, and his smile was so big after that. Here are so me questions and answers about Cheesefare Sunday.