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The Spirituality of Fasting, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III
Chapter 1: The Importance of Fasting


1 Introduction
2 On The Mount of Transfiguration
3 Fasting is the earliest commandment
4 Thus did Prophets fast
5 The Apostles also fasted
6 Fasting of the whole nations
7 Nations also fasted
8 Fasting is a gift
9 Fasting precedes every grace and service
10 Fasting precedes the Church sacraments
11 Through fasting, God intervenes
12 Joy of Fasting
13 A way of life
14 Fasting and Martyrdom