Monastery Directive for the Fast
Monastery Directive for the Fast

Our Abbot and Rector Archimandrite Luke announced at the end of the Liturgy the beginning of the Peter and Paul Fast, according to the Church Calendar. He gave a directive that during the Fast to add to the Litany of Fervent  Supplication the petition: "Look  down O Master, Lover of mankind..." and commemorate, "All those who suffer and are persecuted for the Orthodox Faith and this land its authorities and all those who with faith and piety live herein."

Christians are being persecuted in China by godless Communists/materialists and in Syria by God-fighting  Muslim terrorists. In this country and in other countries on the highest levels of government decisions are made that distort and redefine the institution of marriage and moral norms contrary to the teaching of the Gospel and the Orthodox Faith as well as civilization from the time of our First Ancestors. In the scientific world genetic manipulation has reached bizarre proportions which undermine the meaning of the word "natural" and demonically mock the Creator attempting to usurp His power. The value and significance of the Orthodox understanding of what it means to be human is turned upside down.

This Fast was instituted to secure and preserve the Gifts of the Holy Spirit received during the festive period and also to inspire a change of heart in all of us. We pray that those who have alined themselves with the Prince of this World will turn instead to Christ and His Church, the only source of Salvation, Truth and Goodness!

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