Getting through the forty day fasting period leading up to the birth of Christ (Christmas) can seem almost impossible when you have kids!
In this post, we explain fasting in the Orthodox Church, telling you how, when, and why we take part in this spiritual discipline.
In the Orthodox Church, fasting is a deeply beneficial spiritual discipline. In this post, we outline the Church’s rules for fasting.
Far too often, we make fasting into something it is not, imposing the views of secular culture onto the Church.
In this post, we share five lessons we all can learn as we struggle through the fast.
During the course of a year, Orthodox Christians fast between 180-200 days. Diligently following the fasting guidelines of the Church can be quite an undertaking. Especially if you are new to the Faith. Many people are not aware that the Orthodox Church institutes several levels, or degrees, of fasting, depending on one’s spiritual progress on […]
Fasting helps us deepen our communion with God and draw close to Him. We get to enjoy numerous health benefits from it, too!