Category Archives: Fasting

A Spiritual Pharmacy

Father, are the teachings of the Saints to be strictly followed? Luke, you have known me for many years. What have I taught in the past? Father, I have always been very grateful for your firm teaching. Without wavering, you … Continue reading

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Advent – Preparing for Christ to Come

This lesson was taught on Saturday evening, November 23, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Fr. Michael Keiser. ~ What does “Advent” mean? The word “Advent” itself came from Latin. It comes from advenire, and what does … Continue reading

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Fasting and Spiritual Benefit

Holy Scripture reveals many spiritual benefits of fasting. But why does fasting bring about all these benefits? Why is abstinence from food so important? I believe one of the answers is a simple one. In the Garden of Eden, we … Continue reading

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When You Fast

Fasting: Humbles us before God, and can get God’s attention (1 Kings 21) Is beneficial when seeking God’s protection of our families (Ezra 8) Is a proper action for mourning, penitence, and prayer unto God  (Nehemiah 1) Is a wise … Continue reading

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