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FEB 10: COMMEMORATION OF ALL HOLY ASCETICAL FATHERS AND MOTHERS

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On February 10th 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.

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