Moving toward the Great Fast: Meat-fare Sunday

February 19, 2022 0 Comments

As the daylight increases we move closer to Holy Pascha. There is a cosmic connection here. But before we meet the Risen Lord in the Mysteries of Pascha we have a period of more intense prayer, fasting and almsgiving. The three go together otherwise it the Christian practice is bizarre. As one person said, fasting …

Meat Fare Sunday 2021

February 5, 2021 0 Comments

Let us therefore cast off every destructive madness so that we may gain the goods which have been promised to us in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Father and the Holy Spirit. St. John Chrysostom, On Fasting Meatfare Sunday (February 7, 2021) begins our more serious preparation for Great Lent. Instead …