Benefits and Importance of Fasting

“Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.”  (Joel 2:12)  Fasting is one of the most important spiritual means. Why? Fasting helps us keep self-control. God put this element of restrain from the beginning when He asked Adam and Eve to

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The Church of the Martyrs

“Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.” (1Peter 4:16) In its first three centuries, the Christian church endured persecution by the hands of Roman authorities. Persecution sparked the cult of the saints and facilitated the rapid growth

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Tradition and the Early Church

“So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.” (2Thessalonians 2:15) The transmission of the Christian faith from Jesus Christ and the apostles was dependent on the traditions in the Early Church of the Apostolic

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St. Paul the Apostle

“Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God.” (Romans 1:1) St. Paul is a prominent figure in the New Testament and in the history of the early church. He is considered the second founder of Christianity. He continues to minister to

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Fast of the Apostles

“The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast” (Mt. 9:15). The Apostles’ Fast is the oldest fast and the first one kept by the Christian Church. In the book The Canon of the Apostles, which was one of the books of

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