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On this blog, we write about the doctrine and spiritual life of the Orthodox Church. We also write about the Orthodox Church’s response to controversial topics, like abortion. Not sure where to start? Start with the Church’s teachings or our Ultimate Guide to Etiquette in Orthodox Churches.

Man contemplating and fasting

Fasting in the Orthodox Church

Fasting is not an exercise in dark, gloomy remorse in the Orthodox Church. It is a joyful act. And it is this joy that transforms days and seasons of fasting – and, in fact, every season of our lives – into times of rejoicing.

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Man contemplating and fasting

Fasting in the Orthodox Church

Fasting is not an exercise in dark, gloomy remorse in the Orthodox Church. It is a joyful act. And it is this joy that transforms days and seasons of fasting – and, in fact, every season of our lives – into times of rejoicing.

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