However, it is absolutely necessary that he who keeps outward fasts also fasts spiritually, that is, he who fasts and prays outwardly must at the same time avoid all sin and unrighteousness and be charitable and diligent in every good work.
Obituary of an Orthodox priest and his matushka, children of the Russian diaspora, who departed this life together, only hours apart on December 10, 2017.
We offer here the work of a seminary graduate and ordained reader summarizing the historical basis and canonical responsibilities of the office of Reader. This article first appeared in Russian in Православный Путь for 2005 and was subsequently featured in Orthodox Life Vol. 62.1.
by Priest David Starr. A guide for encouraging true metanoia that "bear[s] fruits worthy of repentance" (Mt:3:8), based on the path laid out in the Beatitudes.