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Three Helpful Principles of Fasting: A Letter to a New Convert

Posted by Site Webmaster on Friday, March 23, 2012, In : Byzantine Catholics 

Simplicity, Satiety, and a Litmus Question

Dear _________, 

You ask about guidelines for fasting and whether all the rules you have read about amount to legalism. I will try to answer you as best as I can.

One quickly finds in Orthodoxy today that, when it comes to the more minor or secondary rules for practicing any given fast, there are a lot of different opinions as to what is proper practice. This can be quite confusing for the zealous convert. As in all things Orthodox, one must endeav...


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First Week of the Great Fast

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, In : Byzantine Catholics 

February 20-26, 2012

Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise Isaiah 1:15-20 - "When you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood. Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.

"Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, t...


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