Category Archives: Fasts and Feasts

Video: Fr. Moses on Fasting

Fr. Moses on Fasting Catherine Alexander speaks with Father Moses of Holy Resurrection Romanian Catholic Monastery, which was previously located in Newberry Springs, CA and is now in Saint Nazianz, Wisconsin.   Father Moses is a hierodeacon with a background … Continue reading

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The Fathers on Fasting

The Fathers on Fasting Stichera for Wednesday of the First Week of the Great Fast Tone 8 While fasting in body, let us also fast in spirit. Let us loose the bonds of iniquity. Let us undo the chains of … Continue reading

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The Fasting Seasons

Non-Fasting Periods For the Christian, all foods are clean. When no fast is prescribed, there are no forbidden foods.   Weekly Fast Except during the periods the Church has declared fast-free (see below), the tradition of the Church is to … Continue reading

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Fasting and Abstaining FAQ

Fasting and Abstaining FAQ Image adapted with appreciation from St. John Chrysostom parish’s page on fasting.   What is the Church’s teaching on fasting & abstinence? Following the Lord’s teaching, the Church asks the faithful to fast on certain days … Continue reading

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A Byzantine Understanding of Great Lent

A Byzantine Understanding of Great Lent By Fr. Theodore Wroblicky of Holy Wisdom UGCC, Sacramento (January 2010)   This is a condensation of an original March 2009 program on Immaculate Heart Radio’s Bishop’s Hour, Hosted by Bob Dunning. This program … Continue reading

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The Lenten Triodion

How the Byzantine Churches (Catholic and Orthodox) Prepare for a Spiritually Fruitful Lent and the Resurrection of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ ICXC By Fr. Theodore Wroblicky Holy Wisdom Sacramento January 13, 2010   This is a condensation … Continue reading

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How to Read the Wall Calendar

How to Read the Basilian Press Wall Calendar A = Pericope (selection) from the Lectionary Ап. = Apostle (or Epistle) reading Єв. = Gospel reading B = Pink Background Pink backgrounds are used for days of significance on which Ukrainian … Continue reading

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