Tag Archives: St. John Climacus

Fasting and Repentance: Turning the Heart

Fasting and Repentance … Repentance is a contract with God for a second life. A penitent is a buyer of humility. Repentance is constant distrust of bodily comfort … Repentance is the daughter of hope and the renunciation of despair. … Continue reading

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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 4 of 7)

Fasting for Discipline, for Protection against Lust and for Humility Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and … Continue reading

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Fasting Quotes: Early Church Fathers (4/7)

(Updated 02/17/2015 Fasting Quotes: Early Church Fathers Pope Clement I  (died 99 or 101) Didache (The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles) (c. 70-140) Saint Polycarp  (80 – 167) The Shepherd of Hermas (c. 90-140) Justin Martyr.(c. 100 – 165) Saint Irenaeus (c. 130 … Continue reading

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