Dear friend of St. Athanasius Academy:
The Spirit of the Fast and Loving Kindness
A prisoner-student asks: Prison makes keeping the tradition of the fast, difficult, especially during Great Lent. Does this mean I am less Orthodox?
Our response: Fasting is a righteous act of the Church, helping us fulfill the words of Scripture, “...build ourselves upon our most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, to keep ourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.” Jude 1:20-21
Truly, fasting helps us stay in the love of God the Word, Jesus our Christ. For He is our Creator and the foundation of our faith, Who gifts us the mercy of His blessings and promises each, eternal life.
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