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Browsing Archive: January, 2017

The Fasting Rule of the Orthodox Catholic Byzantine Church

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, January 15, 2017, In : Byzantine Catholics 
The Church's traditional teaching on fasting is not widely known or followed in our day. For those Orthodox Christians who are seeking to keep a more disciplined fast, the following information may be helpful.

Though the rules may appear quite strict to those who have not seen them before, they were developed with all of the faithful, not only monks, in mind. (Monks do not eat meat, so rules regarding the eating of meat cannot have been written with them in mind. Similarly rules reg...


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Simple Rule of Prayer

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, January 15, 2017, In : Byzantine Catholics 

The holy Apostle Paul has told each of us to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thess. 5:17). Most of us know that we are far from achieving this goal: to pray without ceasing, we must first at least pray frequently; and to pray frequently most of us must first pray regularly — according to some rule.

The Church gives us many helpful rules of prayer. Most prayer books include useful sets of morning and evening prayers, prayers at mealtimes, and so on.

The following short rule is som...


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10-Tips-for-Better-New-Year's-Resolutions

Posted by Site Webmaster on Monday, January 2, 2017, In : Our Lady's Promise 

1. Be honest. Know yourself. What is your strongest virtue? What is your worst vice? Therefore, tailor your resolution so it strengthens your good side and fights your bad one. A one-size fits all resolution is useless.

2. Be specific. Don't use generalities. They don't work. For example, if you need to be more humble, just saying "I am going to be more humble," is useless. You need to zero in on one situation where you need to practice humility and resolve to improve in that one s...


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