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Wisdom of the Fathers – Fasting

Pure fasting is highly acceptable before God, and it is kept as a treasure in heaven. It is a weapon against the Evil One, and a shield which receives the arrows of the Adversary. Indeed my friend, fasting is not only [abstaining] from bread and water, for there are many ways to undertake a fast. […]

June 18, 2011 in Apostles, Articles, Discipline, Fasting, Orthodoxy, Prayer by

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Fast of the Apostles

The Pentecost, descent of the Holy Spirit, is immediately followed by the Apostle’s fast which lasts from the Monday after Pentecost to July 12th (Abib 5th). The apostles started preaching after the reception of the Holy Spirit. The book of Acts does not end with the word “Amen,” unlike most other books in the bible. […]

June 18, 2011 in Apostles, Articles, Fasting, Orthodoxy, Prayer by

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