Russian Orthodox Church and
Skete of the Resurrection of Christ
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Welcome to Our Parish!

 

 

        

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~+++~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 


 



 

In answer to numerous requests from readers, the rule of fasting is given for each day of the year. Where no indication of fast is given, and during "fast-free weeks," all foods may be eaten (except during Cheese-fare Week, when meat alone is forbidden every day). Where "fast day" is indicated alone, the fast is a strict one, with no meat, eggs, dairy products, fish, wine or oil to be eaten. Where, underneath "fast day," is indicated "wine and oil allowed," the fast is relaxed for the sake of a feast day or vigil, to allow eating of these foods. Where "fish, wine and oil allowed" is indicated, then all three of these foods may be eaten.

The rule of fasting, which is dependent on the Church's cycle of feasts and fasts, is contained in the Church's Typicon, chiefly in chapters 32 and 33, and is repeated in the appropriate places of the Divine service books, the Menaia and Triodion. In general, fast days for Orthodox Christians are all Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the year (except for fast-free periods), the four canonical fast periods of Great Lent, Nativity Fast, Apostles' Fast, and Dormition Fast, and a few special days: the Exaltation of the Cross (September 14th) and the Beheading of the Forerunner (August 29th)—which, even though they are feast days, are also fast days (with wine and oil allowed) for the sake of the events commemorated thereon...

 

~Please continue here...

 

 

 Venerable Ephraim the Syrian

An excellent faster is he who restrains himself from every impurity, who imposes abstinence on his tongue and restrains it from idle talk, foul language, slander, condemnation, flattery and all manner of evil­speaking, who abstains from anger, rage, malice and vengeance and withdraws from every evil.

* * *

Let thy mind fast from vain thoughts; let thy memory fast from remembering evil; let thy will fast from evil desire; let thine eyes fast from bad sights: turn away thine eyes that thou mayest not see vanity; let thine ears fast from vile songs and slanderous whispers; let thy tongue fast from slander, condemnation, blasphemy, falsehood, deception, foul language and every idle and rotten word; let thy hands fast from killing and from stealing another's goods; let thy legs fast from going to evil deeds: Turn away from evil, and do good.


 

 

 

                                                                                                                         +++



Weekly Schedule of Services

 Saturday 

  5:30 pm    Vigil

  8:00 pm    Confessions

Sunday  

  8:15 am    Nocturnes, Confessions

  9:00 am    Divine Liturgy

 

Monthly Calendar >>>

*Please see our most current schedule found in the latest bulletin

*Обновления к расписания служб могут быть найдены в последнем церковном листке

Contact Information

Russian Orthodox Church

and Skete of the Resurrection of Christ

1201 Hathaway Lane, NE

Fridley, MN 55432

 

phone ~ 763.574.1001
email ~ rusmnch@msn.com  


Directions

Your Address:
City:
State:
Country: