Tag Archives: Fasting
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Great Lent Begins | The Safety Net

Here we go, team! The beginning of Great Lent in college is–at least for me–markedly different than how it began in high school. In high school, I lived with a bunch of people who were also awaiting Forgiveness Sunday–I believe the technical term is “family”–and as such, I felt the onset of Great Lent with […]

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Thinking Like the Publican

“Thank God, that I am not like this tax collector.” Man, that Pharisee sounds kinda dumb, doesn’t he? That’s always–God forgive me–one of my first thoughts when I hear the Gospel reading of this Sunday. “You knucklehead! How is it a good idea to thank God for not making you like another one of God’s creations? […]

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The Fast

In this space, I speak a lot about the limits and constraints that college life puts on our participation of the faith. I’ve written about prayer, confession, service, almsgiving–all through the lens of our limits as poor, busy, terrified-for-our-future college students. The intention there is clear–and, I believe, justified. As a ministry oriented towards college […]

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How Do I Lent?

Update: Lent started. Today is just a few days before the Sunday of St. John Climacus (aka the fourth Sunday of Lent), which means we’re more than halfway to Pascha. Some of us may have had the foresight to figure out specific goals for Lent going into it, while others may not have changed anything in […]