I discovered that the ancient Church teaches just what the New Testament teaches on the point, namely, that fasting is a salutary thing for us to undertake. Jesus fasted and assumed that His followers would. “When ye fast,” He said, not “if.” Saint Paul both practiced it and taught it. It seems to constitute a […]
I found this, rather old, and thought it fitting: Lord, give us grace to inaugurate with holy fasting the defenses of Christian warfare, so that we who are to fight against spiritual wickedness, may be helped and strengthened by self-denial.
leave them alone. Today is actually a solemnity and the normal rules concerning fasting from meat during Lent do not apply. To read the actual canon from the Code of Canon Law, check it out HERE.
Jim seems to think that those Protestants who are celebrating Lent are imposing it upon the faithful… As far as I know, imposing things upon most Protestant faithful is like giving a cat a bath… Sure, I have one cat which doesn’t mind the water – and I’ve had one cat that loved the water! […]
Last year, during Christmas, Easter and for a long time, we were without a church home. We did our monthly communion (which is odd, seeing that our new home church does monthly communion), and followed along with the Church Calender, somewhat, as found in the New Living Translation: Mosaic. These devotions and observations throughout the […]
I am not Orthodox (I would, however contend that I am ‘o’throdox), but this is a great opinion piece relating Lent and the Prosperity Gospel. Think about it – during this time when so many undergo ritual sacrifice of some sort, supposed men and women of God are begging for money and promising great wealth […]