FASTING SEASON


Orthodox Family, as we are blessed to enter into another fasting season and join the body of the faithful in strengthening our spirituality, here are some helpful guidelines that will make fasting adaptable to the American lifestyle. General Rules of Fasting: Abstain from all meat (including fish), dairy: milk, cheese, eggs, or animal by-product. No eating after 9pm or before 12 noon on weekdays. Children under the age of 7, the sick, nursing/ pregnant are exempt.

Fasting Families Guidelines

Fasting Families Guidelines
Orthodox Family, as we are blessed to enter into another fasting season and join the body of the faithful in strengthening our spirituality, here are some helpful guidelines that will make fasting adaptable to the American lifestyle.
General Rules of Fasting:
Abstain from all meat (including fish), dairy: milk, cheese, eggs, or animal by-product. No eating after 9pm or before 12 noon on weekdays. Children under the age of 7, the sick, nursing/ pregnant are exempt.Read more

Implementing Family Prayer Tips

Implementing Family Prayer Tips
1. Purpose: This group is established for support and to exchange ideas, not for judgment of things that could have been done differently or to criticize. We learn how to do things differently/ better and move forward- don’t focus on the past.
2. Assessment: Understand WHY implementing a family prayer routine is important to you? Think about the inheritance you impart on your children that will stay with them long after they leave home, after you leave this earth, and will pass on to the next generation.  Read more

Prayer Reminder

THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER
OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE THY NAME. THY KINGDOM COME. THY WILL BE DONE, ON EARTH, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD, AND FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES, AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US. AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, BUT DELIVER US AND RESCUE US FROM ALL EVIL. FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM, THE POWER AND THE GLORY, FOREVER AND EVER, AMEN.” Matthew 6:9-13
THE VIRGIN MARY’S PRAYER
O HOLY VIRGIN MARY, IN THE PEACE OF THE ANGEL GABRIEL, PEACE BE UNTO THEE! THOU ART VIRGIN IN SPIRIT AS WELL AS IN BODY. O THOU MOTHER OF PERFECT GOD, PEACE BE UNTO THEE! BLESSED ARE THOU AMONGST WOMEN AND BLESSED IS THE FRUIT OF THY WOMB. REJOICE O THOU WHO ART FULL OF GRACE, THE LORD IS WITH THEE! ASK AND PRAY FOR US TO THY BELOVED SON, JESUS CHRIST, THAT HE MAY HAVE MERCY ON OUR SOULS AND FORGIVE US OUR SINS. AMEN.
THE PRAYER OF FAITH
(NICEAN CREED)
WE BELIEVE IN ONE GOD, THE FATHER ALMIGHTY, MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH AND ALL THINGS VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE. AND WE BELIEVE IN THE ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF THE FATHER, WHO WAS WITH HIM BEFORE THE CREATION OF THE WORLD. LIGHT FROM LIGHT, TRUE GOD FROM TRUE GOD, BEGOTTEN NOT MADE OF ONE ESSENCE WITH THE FATHER, BY WHOM ALL THINGS WERE MADE AND WITHOUT HIM WAS NOT ANYTHING IN HEAVEN OR EARTH MADE. WHO FOR US MEN AND FOR OUR SALVATION, CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN, WAS MADE MAN, AND WAS INCARNATE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND OF THE HOLY VIRGIN MARY. BECAME MAN, WAS CRUCIFIED FOR OUR SAKES IN THE DAYS OF PONTIUS PILATE. SUFFERED, DIED, WAS BURIED, AND ROSE FROM THE DEAD ON THE THIRD DAY, AS WAS WRITTEN IN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, ASCENDED IN GLORY INTO HEAVEN, SAT AT THE RIGHT HAND OF HIS FATHER, AND WILL COME AGAIN IN GLORY TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, THERE IS NO END OF HIS REIGN. AND WE BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE LIFE GIVING GOD, WHO PROCEEDETH FROM THE FATHER. WE WORSHIP AND GLORIFY HIM WITH THE FATHER AND THE SON WHO SPOKE BY THE PROPHETS. AND WE BELIEVE IN THE ONE HOLY UNIVERSAL APOSTOLIC CHURCH. AND WE BELIEVE IN ONE BAPTISM FOR THE REMISSION OF SIN, AND WAIT FOR THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD, AND THE LIFE TO COME, WORLD WITHOUT END, AMEN.

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