TRUE FAITH BLOG

On this blog, we write about the doctrines, Tradition, and spiritual life of the Orthodox Church. We also write about the Orthodox Church’s response to controversial issues, like abortion and divorce. Not sure where to start? Start with the Church’s teachings or check out 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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Thanksgiving leaves

Thanksgiving Isn’t Just One Day

We may be hard-pressed to think of a more “American” holiday than Thanksgiving. Orthodox Christians recognize Thanksgiving just like everyone else, but we celebrate it a little differently. To us, Thanksgiving doesn’t just last one day. We celebrate it every day of our lives.

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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.

Read More »
Thanksgiving leaves

Thanksgiving Isn’t Just One Day

We may be hard-pressed to think of a more “American” holiday than Thanksgiving. Orthodox Christians recognize Thanksgiving just like everyone else, but we celebrate it a little differently. To us, Thanksgiving doesn’t just last one day. We celebrate it every day of our lives.

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