Thoughts for your weekend: Digital detox

Jean Claude LarchetThe 2nd international conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care
was held in Crete on June, 18-21, 2018.

During the first day of the conference,
the renowned theologian Jean-Claude Larchet
gave an important conference
on the necessary abstinence from social media.

 

Why don’t we fast during the week of the Publican and the Pharisee?

publican and pharisee

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 of spiritual life. The holy fathers teach that all this must be fulfilled, but it must be seen as a means for acquiring spiritual fruits.

Click on the picture to read the whole article, so fascinating!