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The Spirituality of Fasting, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III
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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 Chapter 2: Fasting and the Body 15 Definition of fasting 16 Period of Abstinence 17 The Element of Hunger 18 Fasting and Wakefulness 19 Kind of Food 20 Vegetarian Food 21 The Benefits of Fasting to the Body 22 Fasting is not a Mere Bodily Virtue 23 Care not for the Body Chapter 3: Consecrate a Fast 24 The Meaning of “Consecrate a Fast” 25 Is the Lord the Aim of your Fast? 26 Erroneous and Rejected Fasts 27 What is the Relationship between God and your Fast? 28 The Great Lent Chapter 4: Virtues and Feelings Accompany Fasting 29 Virtues Accompany Fasting 30 Fasting Accompanies Repentance 31 Fasting Accompanies Prayer and Worship 32 Fasting is Accompanied by Self-abasement and Weeping 33 Fasting Accompanies Seclusion and Stillness 34 Fasting of the Tongue, Thought, and Heart 35 Fasting Accompanies Self-control 36 Vanquishing the body 37 Asceticism 38 Fasting Accompanies Charity 39 Fasting is Accompanied by Prostration Chapter 5: Drills while Fasting 40 Drills while Fasting 41 Drills Pertaining to Fasting 42 Drills Pertaining to Repentance 43 Solitude and Silence Drills 44 Avoiding Lost Time 45 Penitence and Self-abasement Drills 46 Memorisation Drills 47 Prayer Drills 48 Other Spiritual Drills 49 Drills in certain virtues
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