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The Meaning Of Fasting For Man by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

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“But take heed to yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down
with dissipation and drunkenness and the cares of this life.”
(Luke 21:34)

                                                                                        sf-ignatie-brachmaninov

It is good for the salvation of our souls during the Holy 40 Days of Lent not only to oppress our bodies by fasting, but also to speak about fasting; it is for the salvation of our souls for us to direct all the necessary attention to the warning against over-eating and satiation made to us by the Lord Himself; “take heed to yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the cares of this life.”

The institution of fasting is a divine institution. The first commandment given by God to man was the commandment of fasting. (“.of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat.” Gen 2:17) It was indispensably necessary for us in Paradise…

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