the Great Lent

The Great Lent

  • March 19, 2017
The Great Lent

byAlexandru Ghica Christian life and ascesis are powerfully linked. Neither one of them can be understood without the other. The believer, with the grace of the Holy Spirit tries to free himself from the yoke of sin, from the domination of passions and to make himself a true limb of the body of Christ that is the Church. In his attempt an important role is played by fasting. The word composed of the negative particle  νη (no) and the verb εσθίω (to eat) . Thus derived the verb to fast and the noun fasting, which initially meant a complete abstention from food and drink and later only...

Read More.....