The Fathers on fasting

by abbamoses

Here is a fine collection of teachings  by the Fathers on fasting. Recommended.

A leader of a community asked Abba Poemen: “How can I gain the fear of God?” Abba Poemen replied: “How indeed can we gain the fear of God when we have bellies full of cheese and jars of salted fish?”

On the same site I found this article on the health benefits of fasting, based on a study of the monks of Mt. Athos.

Thanks to St George Greek Orthodox Church, Greenville SC, for posting this collection.