Tag Archives: Fasting
Painting by Viktor Kudrin

Changing Our Habits in Lent

I’ve noticed a pattern in my own life. In times of transition, like the start of a semester or the start of summer, it takes time to adjust to being in that new situation and to remember how to live on that particular schedule and in that environment. But once I complete that adjustment and […]

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Get Ready–Lent Is Coming

Our Christian brothers in the West started Lent on Wednesday, but we’re over here just chilling. But then you realize Zacchaeus Sunday is already this Sunday. Meaning there are only four more weeks until Great Lent starts. It’s time to begin making the most out of the non-fasting days you have left. And to start […]

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New Podcast! Orthodox Apologetics: Fasting

In the latest episode of the OCF podcast, Media Student Leader Matthew Monos continues his conversation with Fr. Brendan Pelphrey about sharing Orthodoxy with others. In this episode, they talk about Orthodox fasting traditions, especially in relation to the Nativity as well as the fasting traditions of other Christians. Click here to listen!

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16 Ways You Might Be Orthodox

You check what day of the week it is before deciding what to eat. And if it’s not a Wednesday or Friday, you’re definitely going with meat. Your saint’s day is a bigger deal than your birthday. People ask you why you cross yourself backwards. Church camp is the most exciting part of your summer. […]

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Time for Your Physical

Well… it is cough and cold season again in America and the steady hacking of the afflicted provides a staccato soundtrack to daily life in schools, offices, and public places. I wouldn’t have imagined it possible to become so easily brought low by the so-called “common cold” in this place (Arizona) of palm trees and […]