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Extra, Extra, read all about it! Fasting lowers our addiction to the passions, inhibits our willingness to sin and helps lower cholesterol. We know the first two are certainly connected to our Christian understanding of fasting, but the third would seemingly be a new development. There was a study done on the Greek island of Crete in which 120 Orthodox Christians were followed for one year. Sixty of the people held strictly to the fasting practices as outlined by the Orthodox Church in the strictest manner and the other sixty did not. The researchers then measured each of the participants at the beginning and end of each fasting period (this included: the 48 days of Great Lent and Holy Week, the 15 days of the Dormition Fast in August and the 40 days of the Advent Fast). They recorded their height and weight, their waist and hip size and the level of cholesterol and lipoproteins in a blood sample. Read more...
JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Diocesan Apostolate For Information Technology and Communications is pleased to announce that several new videos chronicling the recent ACRY Convention in Chicago are now available for online viewing. Read more...
MERCER, PA – The National Jr. ACRY will once again be hosting its Weekend Encounter at Camp Nazareth over Veteran’s Day Weekend. The event will be held from November 8 – 10, 2013, and is open to youth ages 8 – 18. Attendees do not have to be a member of the Jr. ACRY to attend. The weekend’s activities will include time for prayer, recreating, spiritual learning, sports, and more. Read more...
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