Fasting

Fasting

June 2010

Whether it’s Great Lent, Nativity, Dormition, or the Apostles’ Fast, we all need help coping with good attitudes.  Here is a helpful collection of podcasts and talks about fasting.


Episodes

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Sermons at St. Nicholas Mar 07, 2011

Forgiveness and the Great Fast (Matthew 6:14-21)

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)

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A Voice From The Isles Mar 07, 2011

Why Do We Fast?

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.

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Pilgrims from Paradise Apr 01, 2010

Pillars Of The Fast - Part 2

Matthew concludes his short series, examining the final two pillars-- prayer and alms-giving-- with special emphasis on the former.

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Pilgrims from Paradise Mar 24, 2010

Pillars Of The Fast - Part 1

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.

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15:09
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OCF Podcast Mar 16, 2010

Lenten Podcast 2 - Dorm Fasting

Today, we continue our Lenten programming with tips on how to survive the Fast if you live on campus.

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Frederica Here and Now Feb 20, 2010

The Fast

Frederica reflects on fasting and the rigor involved in all ascetic practices.

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A Word from the Holy Fathers Nov 23, 2009

St. John Chrysostom on the Charity of Fasting

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?

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re/Call Oct 01, 2009

How Can You Develop Self-Control Through Fasting?

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.

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Speaking the Truth Jun 16, 2009

The Apostles’ Fast

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.

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Wheat, Wine, and Oil Apr 02, 2009

Strength

Martha discusses the importance of fasting within the context of a community.

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Lenten Specials 2009 Mar 24, 2009

Dr. Jeannie Constantinou - Chrysostom’s Lenten Lessons from Genesis #5: On Moderation in Fasting

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.

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Wheat, Wine, and Oil Mar 18, 2009

Food Temptations

Being grouchy and irritable from hunger is not the only food-related sin to avoid during Great Lent.

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Lenten Specials 2009 Mar 12, 2009

Dr. Jeannie Constantinou - Chrysostom’s Lenten Lessons from Genesis #1: On Fasting

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.

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Glory to God Mar 01, 2009

Why We Fast

Fr. Stephen looks at the deeper meaning of fasting and its true place in our Christian life.

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Wheat, Wine, and Oil Dec 11, 2008

Surviving the Season - Part 2

Today Martha shares her reflections on seasonal citrus, St Nicholas and the classic dish Salmon Coulibiac.

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Wheat, Wine, and Oil Nov 11, 2008

Surviving the Season

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.

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At the Intersection Oct 31, 2008

Fasting: What and Why - Part 2

Dn. Michael continues his study on fasting in an age of self-gratification and excess.

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At the Intersection Oct 24, 2008

Fasting: What and Why - Part 1

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.

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Faith and Philosophy Sep 21, 2008

Fasting

Wednesdays and Fridays are fast days for Orthodox Christians. But, why do we observe this and what spiritual benefit is there?

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re/Call Aug 07, 2008

Why Should You Fast?

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.

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Speaking the Truth Jun 22, 2008

Fasting

With the Apostles' Fast at hand, Fr. Thomas reflects on the practice and rules for fasting.

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Wheat, Wine, and Oil Apr 04, 2008

Beyond Pasta and Tomato Sauce

Join Martha for a couple of anecdotes, more tips to simplify your Lenten meals and words from the Lenten Triodion.
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Wheat, Wine, and Oil Mar 15, 2008

Today’s Special - Good Attitude!

Join Martha this week for some practical tips to help with your Lenten meals.

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Our Life in Christ Nov 22, 2004

The Nativity Fast

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