In the first week of Great Lent, the Orthodox faithful of Russian Orthodox Church in Pakistan took part in services of Clean Week. Services of Great Compline along with the reading of the Great Penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete took place in Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Parish of Lahore.
The Great Fast or Lent is the period of preparation leading up to Holy Week and Pascha (The Ressurection of Our Lord Jesus Christ). The Great Fast has come to be called Lent by association; it is called “great” to distinguish it from the other fasts.