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And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you
The word ‘Orthodox’ takes its meaning from the Greek words orthos (‘right’) and doxa (‘belief’). Hence the word Orthodox means correct belief or right thinking.
Orthodoxy is meant to be a path of transformation. It’s not something that you only do on Sunday morning. It’s something that you live, and hopefully more and more, live it every moment of your life, that you are walking in the presence of the Lord Jesus all the time.
Orthodox Christian Church is the original Christian Church, founded by Jesus Christ through His apostles.
The Church is life The basic message of the Church is the Gospel, The Greek word for Gospel is “Evangelion” which means Good News.
Jesus Christ has placed us on a journey Jesus Christ is the Alpha and the Omega so we we are disciples of the Living Lord
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Bring yourself closer to GodOrthodox Lent is not only about fasting but about being closer to God. While observing Orthodox Lent, draw yourself closer to God and practice Penance. It is also a good time for contemplation, self-reflection and letting go of destructive practices, such as grudges or the desire for unnecessary things.
Eastern Orthodox fasting is a spiritual discipline that involves abstaining from certain foods and drinks for a period of time, usually in preparation for a religious feast or as a form of penance. There are several reasons why Eastern Orthodox Christians fast:
Spiritual discipline: Fasting is seen as a way to discipline the body and focus the mind on spiritual matters. By abstaining from food and other distractions, believers are able to devote more time and energy to prayer and contemplation.
Repentance: Fasting is also seen as a way to express repentance for sins and to seek forgiveness from God. By denying themselves food and other pleasures, believers humble themselves before God and seek His mercy.
Communal solidarity: Fasting is often practiced by the entire Eastern Orthodox community during certain periods, such as Lent. This creates a sense of communal solidarity and helps to strengthen the bonds between believers.
Preparation for liturgical events: Fasting is often practiced in preparation for liturgical events, such as the celebration of the Nativity or the Resurrection. By abstaining from certain foods and drinks, believers are able to better prepare themselves for these events and to fully participate in the liturgy.
Overall, Eastern Orthodox fasting is seen as a way to draw closer to God, to seek His forgiveness and mercy, and to grow in spiritual discipline and devotion.