Sunday, September 20, 2020 UTC

FEB 22: COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS AND MOTHERS

  FEB 22: TYPIKA – 4:00 PM (SN). On February 22nd we commemorate all Holy Ascetical Fathers and Mothers, both known and unknown. We are inspired to imitate their God-pleasing conduct. They also teach us that fasting is not merely abstinence from food, but involves refraining from inappropriate speech and actions. If we undertake prayer, fasting, and good works, we shall receive from God the same reward they did. Most of the holy ascetics commemorated today have their own separate Feast Day during the year, while some are remembered only on this day.