Tag Archives: Fasting
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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 […]

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Lent | A Time of Preparation

Well, here we are. It’s Cheesefare week. Lent is right around the corner. The Orthodox faith is one of preparation. We’ve been moving through the pre-Lenten cycle of services and readings for a few weeks now. We’ve heard the story of Zacchaeus, who climbed the sycamore tree that he might see Christ; the story of […]