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On Fasting and Vigil

  Fasting is the champion of every virtue, the beginning of the struggle, the crown of the abstinent, the beauty of virginity and...

True Fasting

+ “The Bible says “He who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.” (Matt10:38). Carrying...

On Fasting

Fasting is a medicine. But medicine, as beneficial as it is, becomes useless because of the inexperience of the user. He has to know...

Selected sayings of the Desert Fathers on Fasting

A leader of a community asked Abba Poemen: “How can I gain the fear of God?” Abba Poemen replied: “How indeed can we gain...

Spiritual Springtime of the Year

THE GREAT FAST (LENT) This fasting period has many names. For instance we call it the Holy Fast because all its days are precious or...

Shredding For Lent

We all know Lent to be a period of asceticism, whereby we limit what we desire to eat for spiritual revival and growth, as...

Fasting And The Gym

If there were patron saints for working out during the holy fasting periods, it would have to be Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. During...

On Fasting

Fasting, neither above nor below your ability, will help you in your vigil. One should not ponder divine matters on a full stomach, say...

6 Questions People Ask About Fasting

Why do we fast? The simple answer to this question is because Jesus fasted. When Jesus was on earth He did many things that He...

Instruction On The Six Days Of The Passover

Let us struggle, my beloved, during these six days of the Passover, for they are given to us each year for the redemption of...

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