If you are a recent convert to Orthodoxy, coming from a branch of Protestantism, you may wonder sometimes if praying to the saints is superstition. Here is the translation of a French article on the topic
The True Meaning of Fasting Please click on the picture to access the whole article, published by Public Orthodoxy, the blog of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. And Blessed Great Lent to all!
Why don’t we fast during the week of the Publican and the Pharisee? By cancelling the Wednesday and Friday fast during the week of the Publican and the Pharisee, the holy Church desires to keep us from pharisaical self-complacency, when the formal observation of Church rules (fasting, prayer rule, and church attendance) becomes the goal… Continue reading Why don’t we fast during the week of the Publican and the Pharisee?