Whether it’s Great Lent, Nativity, Dormition, or the Apostle’s fast, we all need help coping with good attitudes. Here is a helpful collection of podcasts and talks about fasting.
|Program||Date||Title & Description||Duration|
|Mar 07, 2011||
On the day before the beginning of Great Lent, the Church teaches us that our journey of repentance begins with offering forgiveness. Fr Tom reminds us that forgiveness is the essential action to grow in the likeness of God, because it is what He freely offers to us. (Forty-first Sunday after Pentecost - Forgiveness Sunday)
|Mar 07, 2011||
When did fasting begin? Did Jesus start the whole thing off? The righteous and the repentant fasted in the Old Testament. Well, what about Abraham then? The fact is, humankind was taught to fast right from the very beginning, in the Garden of Eden.
|Apr 01, 2010||
Matthew concludes his short series, examining the final two pillars-- prayer and alms-giving-- with special emphasis on the former.
|Mar 24, 2010||
In this short series, Matthew examines the three "pillars" of Great Lent and uncovers the essence of love and unity that are inherent in each. He begins with Fasting.
|Mar 16, 2010||
Today, we continue our Lenten programming with tips on how to survive the Fast if you live on campus.
|Feb 20, 2010||
Frederica reflects on fasting and the rigor involved in all ascetic practices.
|Nov 23, 2009||
In this week’s broadcast, Fr. Dcn. Matthew offers a reflection on a selection of sayings of St John Chrysostom on the pastoral nature of fasting as an act of charity. In what sense does our fast minister to our neighbor?
|Oct 01, 2009||
In this episode, Jason looks at how fasting can help you develop self-control. You can also download a free "re/CALL This!" graphic for this episode, with a quotation from St. Photios the Great on the benefits of fasting, by visiting the re/CALL website.
|Jun 16, 2009||
What is this current fasting period all about? We reach back into the archives and re-introduce this helpful teaching from Fr. Tom originally given last year.
|Apr 02, 2009||
Martha discusses the importance of fasting within the context of a community.
|Mar 24, 2009||
Jeannie reads excerpts from St. John Chrysostom's homily #10. Here we learn that fasting in itself is not a virtue; thus, not fasting is not a sin, provided we compensate for it in some way with other spiritual works.
|Mar 18, 2009||
Being grouchy and irritable from hunger is not the only food-related sin to avoid during Great Lent.
|Mar 12, 2009||
The first commandment God ever gave was to fast. Via the insights of St. John Chrysostom, Jeannie explains how fasting leaves the faculty of "reason" nimble.
|Mar 01, 2009||
Fr. Stephen looks at the deeper meaning of fasting and its true place in our Christian life.
|Dec 11, 2008||
Today Martha shares her reflections on seasonal citrus, St Nicholas and the classic dish Salmon Coulibiac.
|Nov 11, 2008||
The Nativity fast begins soon and the "season" gets started. Martha has some helpful insight for all of us as we prepare our hearts and our homes for the coming of Christ.
|Oct 31, 2008||
Dn. Michael continues his study on Fasting in an age of self gratification and excess.
|Oct 24, 2008||
It can seem sometimes that if we are not fasting, we are preparing to fast in the Orthodox Church. In part 1 Dn. Michael helps understand why we fast.
|Sep 21, 2008||
Wednesdays and Fridays are fast days for Orthodox Christians. But, why do we observe this and what spiritual benefit is there?
|Aug 07, 2008||
In this episode, Jason looks at reasons for engaging in the spiritual discipline of fasting. You can also download a free "re/CALL This!" graphic for this episode, with passages from Holy Scripture with occasions on which early followers of God fasted, by visiting the re/CALL website.
|Jun 22, 2008||
With the Apostles' Fast at hand, Fr. Thomas reflects on the practice and rules for fasting.
|Apr 04, 2008||
Join Martha for a couple of anecdotes, more tips to simplify your Lenten meals and words from the Lenten Triodion.
|Mar 15, 2008||
Join Martha this week for some practical tips to help with your Lenten meals.
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