Source: Basilica News Agency
March 11, 2019
Orthodox Christians across the globe are entering Lent, the season of preparation before Easter. Starting today, the 40-day period sees many Christians partake in a season of moderation, meditation, fasting, prayer and repentance. The exercises in discipline are undertaken to allow believers time to reflect on the life, words and sacrifices of our Saviour Jesus Christ.
For those embarking on the annual Lenten journey, we’ve gathered 40 quotes of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel about fasting, spiritual growth and the power of prayer.
- We do not fast in order to be seen or praised by people, we fast in order to draw nearer to God.
- Fasting is our offering brought to God, a self-offering brought to God as gratitude and desire to sanctify our life (Romans 12:1).
- We fast because we love God more than His material gifts that we consume.
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