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Grate lent message form Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim

ďOnly conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.Ē (Philippians 1:27)


Dearly Beloved in Christ,

As we embark of the journey of great lent which will lead us up to the Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we wish all of you a blessed and acceptable fasting season. We ask the Lord, who fasted for forty days for our sake, to help you through this journey of faith and protect you from all evil.

Yours in Christ,
Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim

Definition of Fasting
Written by His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas

Fasting is a voluntary act of abandoning worldly life. It is a sign of manís obedience to, and respect of Godís laws and his observance of Godís offices by his voluntary abstinence from food or drink for a specific period of time, by the end of which he can eat light, small and fat free meals, consisting of cereals, beans fruits and vegetable oils. A fasting person refrains from eating meat and animal products except for fish and all seafood and honey because bees are insects with no fleshly lust.


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