Observing the Apostles’ Fast

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The Apostles’ Fast this year begins on Monday, June 15th and ends on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul on Monday June 29th. It is considered “lighter” fasting in that only Wednesdays and Fridays are held as strict fast days and for the Nativity of John the Baptist (June 24th) fish is permitted. “Let us rejoice in the ministry of these 12 great men that began the spread of Christianity to the far corners of the earth. Let us remember their sacrifice by our own sacrifice and discipline during the preparatory days ahead in which we are called upon to focus on their commitment and devotion to the Lord’s commandments.”

Pre-school/Elementary: – Apostles’ Fast Activities for Children


Middle School/High School: – 5 Simple Ways to Observe the Apostles’ Fast

1) Pray for Priests and Hierarchs
2) Pray for the Church Around the World
3) Plant a Garden
4) Give to Missionaries
5) Research the Lives of the Apostles
“…If we pick up a weight ten times a day and after a month measure our muscle, we will see that it has increased in size. After a year it will be bigger still. It is the same with faith: if we do something every day, not because of our feelings, not because of our reasonings, but from our faith, then faith will grow inside us….”








A Message from Maria Spanos

I am passionate about our Orthodox Christian faith and seek to help others learn as much as they can about it. My purpose here is to share online resources that help strengthen our relationship with Christ and bind us closer to His Church. I believe they are invaluable in learning about our precious Orthodox Tradition, and are a great aid for teaching family members, friends and others about Orthodoxy. ~Maria

Two of my favorite quotes:

“A true Christian behaves in this life so that it may be a preparation for the future one and not only a life here below. In his actions, he does not think what will be said of him here but of what will be said there in heaven; he represents to himself that he is always in the presence of God, of the angels and all the saints, and remembers that someday they will bear witness of his thoughts, words, and deeds.”  — Saint John of Kronstadt


Of all the holy works, the education of children is the most holy.”
— St. Theophan the Recluse