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The Practice of Fasting in ...

by Fr Kyril , on 28 February, 2012

The Practice of Fasting in the Orthodox Church According to St Basil the Great, Adam, the first-created man, loving God of his own free will, dwelt in the heavenly blessedness of communion with God, in the angelic state of prayer and fasting. The cause of this first man's fall was his free will; by an act of disobedience he violated the v...

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Preparing for Great Lent 1

by Fr Kyril , on 08 February, 2012

Preparing for Great Lent 1 Cheesefare Week (Monday after the Sunday of the Last Judgment to Forgiveness Sunday) is when we give up meat, but still have dairy products. Then at the end of the third preparatory week there is Cheesefare Sunday. This is the final day before the beginning of Great Lent which begins Sunday evening. This is when we ...

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