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True Orthodox Tradition

And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2:42
Actionable Preaching

Actionable Preaching

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33
Learning about God

Learning about God

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. Proverbs 18:15
Honesty and Transparency

Honesty and Transparency

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbour, for we are members one of another. Ephesians 4:25
Ministry of Love

Ministry of Love

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
Wolves in sheep's clothing
False prophets

Wolves in sheep's clothing

I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. Mathew 10:16
True Bishops with integrity

True Bishops with integrity

But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Matthew 23:12
True Teachings not fallacies
Following Christ

True Teachings not fallacies

He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. Titus 1:9
United we conquer, divided we fall.

United we conquer, divided we fall.

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28
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(Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America)

When people think of the word "Lent," the word "fasting" is one of the first things that comes to mind. The cornerstone of Lent is not fasting, but repentance and growing in our faith. Fasting is a tool that is used to assist in spiritual growth. Fasting is also mischarac­terised as a form of deprivation, rather than a spiritual discipline. Because fasting is so misunderstood, it is many times done incorrectly. Fasting is about getting control of our passions, maintaining control over them, and ultimately giving control of ourselves to God.

The days we fast:

  1. The forty days before Easter: Starts on Clean Monday and ends the night of the Resurrection.
  2. The fasting of Christmas: Starts 15 November and finishes 24 December.
  3. Fasting for the Dormition of Our Lady Panayia: From the 1st of August till the 14 of August.
  4. Fasting of the Apostles: Starts from the Monday after the Sunday of All Saints till the 28 June.

Strict fasting, we also do the following days:

  1. 5th January (prior Theophany).
  2. 14th September (The Elevation of The Cross).
  3. 29th August (Beheading of St Jhon The Baptist).
  4. Days of strict fasting is the Wednesdays and Fridays all year round.

Apolites Periods (NOT fasting even on a Wednesday and Friday:

  1. The Holy 12 Days. From 25th December till 6th January, apart from the day of Theophany.
  2. During the immediate week after Easter.
  3. The week after Pentecost, until the Sunday of All Saints.
  4. The three weeks prior to the forty days of Easter. During these weeks we start:
    - The first week of Pharisee and Tax Collector, we can eat everything.
    - The second week of the Prodigal Son, we eat everything but abstain from oil on Wednesday and Friday.
    - The third week of Cheese Fair we eat all days, everything APART from meat.


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