The Nativity Fast – by Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver

Nativity Fast ©1999 In less than three weeks hundreds of millions of Christian believers, Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestants will be celebrating the Nativity of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Once again He will be entering a sinful and suffering world. For almost 2,000 years the commemoration and celebration of the birth of the Only-Begotten Son of the Father […]

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The Origins and Traditions of the Dormition Fast

The Dormition fast was established as preceding the great feasts of the Transfiguration of the Lord and of the Dormition of the Mother of God. It lasts two weeks—from August 1–August 14.  The Dormition fast comes down to us from the early days of Christianity. We find a clear reference to the Dormition fast in a conversation of Leo the […]

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And They Will Fast- by Metr. Isaiah of Denver

As we enter into the holiest period of the year in preparation for the glorious Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ‚ we ask ourselves‚ “Why should we follow the discipline of fasting‚ which in essence is abstinence?” What is the purpose of it? Obviously the purpose is that we May be ready to meet our Lord and to […]

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The Dormition Fast Has Started

The Dormition fast was established as preceding the great feasts of the Transfiguration of the Lord and of the Dormition of the Mother of God. It lasts two weeks—from August 1–August 14. History The Dormition fast comes down to us from the early days of Christianity. St. Symeon of Thessalonica writes: “The fast in August [Dormition fast] was established in honor […]

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