Fasting, or the practice of restricting what types and how much food you eat, is an ancient practice of the Church.We know how difficult it can be to accommodate a variety of tastes, special diets, and picky children, so we have compiled a list of our favorite go-to resources for fasting recipes and ideas to help you in your Lenten meal planning. We hope you find these to be beneficial!
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The first of August on the New Calendar begins the two-week Dormition Fast, when we prepare to celebrate the Falling Asleep of the Most Holy Theotokos. During this month we also celebrate three different Feasts of the Savior: The Transfiguration of Our Lord (6 NS/19 OS), along with the lesser feasts of The Procession of the Cross (1 NS/14 OS) and the Translation of the Image "Not Made by Hands" (16 NS/29 OS). Below are some great resources to help you have a profitable fast and prepare to celebrate these feasts with your family.
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After weeks of fasting, prayer and the rigorous schedule of services during Holy Week, the Feast of Feasts is finally here. We hope you find the resources below useful as you prepare for a blessed and Holy Pascha!
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Read on for resources, ideas, activities and recipes to enrich your family's Holy Week experience. However much you choose to do, it is a week of careful prayer and preparation for the Feast of Feasts; be sure you leave everyone with energy for a joyful Pascha!
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The Great Fast is upon us! Beginning on Forgiveness Sunday, we will spend the next seven weeks preparing for Pascha, the Feast of Feasts. Read on for things to do with your family this year.
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The Nativity—or St. Philip's—Fast begins on November 15 NS/28 OS every year. There are so many beautiful traditions in the Church and activities we can add to make the time edifying for our families; read on for ideas to add richness to your Nativity season!
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The feast of the Exaltation or Elevation of the Holy Cross is celebrated on September 14 NS/27 OS is a day of fasting and repentance, when we decorate the Cross with flowers and sprigs of basil. Keep reading for more ways to observe the feast with your family!
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