Posts about fasting

The Sounding

The Cost of Coffee Hour

You fast all morning for communion. During liturgy, your stomach is growling as you do your best to focus on the prayers and sing the church hymns. As…

May 06, 2015
Generation ICXC

Fasting before Christmas? Really…REALLY?

Greetings in the Lord.  I want to welcome you to Generation ICXC, a new initiative that is pretty exciting!  Coming to this very spot, you will be able…

Dec 14, 2014
The Sounding

The Gift of Time

It was last Spring, just after Pascha. A Sunday at the conclusion of Liturgy. Our priest was announcing the forthcoming daytime services for the next few…

Dec 03, 2014
The Sounding

A Recommitment to Simplicity

Driving down the highway several years ago, I passed a huge billboard advertisement for The Container Store. In case you don’t know, The Container Store…

Nov 25, 2014
This Week in Orthodoxy

This Week in Orthodoxy, November 21, 2014

Hello, I’m Emmy Louvaris with “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church….

Nov 21, 2014
The Sounding

Treasuring Simplicity

Orthodox Christians treasure simplicity. We venerate St Anthony the Great, and the countless monastics who followed him into the desert, forsaking the…

Nov 18, 2014
Pearls of Great Price

Drawing Closer to the Mother of God during the Advent Fast – Part I

During Advent, Veronica will examine the mysteries surrounding the life of the Mother of God to help us prepare for the Nativity of Christ. In this episode…

Nov 18, 2014
Come Receive the Light

In Love with Excess

As we enter the Christmas season, Dr. Randa Anderson, a member of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute in Chicago, talks with Fr. Chris about our…

Nov 13, 2014
The Sounding

Conversations with Abba Isaac: Screen Asceticism

I am not a Luddite. I am sitting in front of a computer screen, I have an iPhone in my pocket, and I watched the news this morning on the television. I…

Oct 13, 2014
The Sounding

Even Ascetics Need Community

They said of an old man that he went on fasting for seventy weeks, eating a meal only once a week. He asked of God the meaning of a text of the Holy Scriptures…

Sep 02, 2014

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