Forgiveness Vespers is offered by parishioners at the beginning of Lent for the Eastern Christians of the world. Immediately following Vespers, a vegan meal is offered (mainly pot luck of those dishes Eastern Christians will enjoy during the Lenten period). Eastern Christians will abstain mainly from meat, dairy, or fish during the next seven weeks. Interested individuals are invited to attend Vespers and the potluck gathering afterward. Feel free to bring a vegan dish to share.