On the Practice of Fasting

By Fr. Peter Farrington – St. George Ministry – Coptic Mission Communities in the UK. It would be hard to consider developing an Orthodox spirituality rooted in the practice of the Church throughout the ages without introducing the practice of fasting. It was Jesus Christ Himself who said, ‘When you fast…’, not ‘If you fast…’. In... Continue Reading →

On Fasting

By H.H. Pope St. Cyril (Kyrillos) VI. Papal message to his children that had emigrated to other countries on the occasion of holy Lent. It was written shortly before his departure on 9th March 1971. Peace to you from the Lord and grace and blessing. Our Good and Compassionate God, Who preserves His children everywhere... Continue Reading →

The Meaning of the Great Lent

Great Lent is considered the holiest fast since our Lord Jesus Christ Himself had fasted it. Therefore, during Great Lent we follow the example set by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who fasted on our behalf forty days and forty nights (Matt. 4: 2). Also during Holy Week, which comes after the 40 days, we live... Continue Reading →

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