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The Spirituality of Fasting, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

 

St-Takla.org Image: The Spirituality of Fasting - book cover, by Pope Shenouda III صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: غلاف كتاب روحانية الصوم - البابا شنوده الثالث

St-Takla.org Image: The Spirituality of Fasting - book cover, by Pope Shenouda III

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: غلاف كتاب روحانية الصوم - البابا شنوده الثالث

 

  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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