the heart of the fast

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Fasting, in the Orthodox understanding, includes more than abstinence from certain types of food.  It implies prayer, silence, and internal disposition of mind, an attempt to be charitable, kind, and – in one word – spiritual.  “Brethren, while fasting bodily, let us also fast spiritually.”

Father Alexander Schmemman

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