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What is the purpose of the fasts?

‘Look upon my lowliness and labour and forgive me all my sins.’ (Psalm 25.18). If a soul does these things the Lord will have mercy on him because of them”. Continue reading

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Abba Aresenius in Prayer

When sitting down to work he always had a little basin on his lap to catch the tears which continually flowed from his eyes because of the longing he had for the life eternal. Continue reading

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What are fasting and prayer?

prayer is converse with God, vigil is a war against Satan, abstinence is being weaned from meats… Continue reading

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