Stavropol priest spoke about the rules of conduct during Great Lent

Stavropol priest spoke about the rules of conduct during Great Lent

Kira Lyutova

March 17, 20:02

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It will run from March 15 to May 1.

The rector of the church in Stavropol told what Great Lent means for a believer. Vladimir Volkov explained to the correspondent of the TV channel “Svoyotv” why during this period both food restrictions and spiritual cleansing are important. He noted that strict food restrictions do not apply to patients with COVID-19.

The main “nutritional” rules of fasting are as follows: it is not recommended during this period to eat meat, eggs and dairy products, as well as confectionery with the addition of butter. Fish during Lent can be eaten only three times: on the Feast of the Annunciation (April 7), on Lazarev Saturday (April 24) and on Palm Sunday (April 25).

To purify spiritually, people pay more attention to virtues. Caring for and loving one’s neighbor, giving up bad habits. And it is especially important for a believer to pray.

“Fasting bodily without prayer – it is dangerous, it can lead a person to pride. And spiritual fasting, prayer without bodily abstinence, is also dangerous for a person. It is empty. Therefore, everything interacts with each other. Everything here needs to be connected. Needless to say, it doesn’t matter what you eat. No, everything is important. When we abstain from our stomach, we abstain from our mind, our soul. There is a very close connection between the mind and the stomach, ”said archpriest, rector of the Holy Trinity Church in Stavropol, Vladimir Volkov.

It is recommended to refrain from food restrictions during fasting for pregnant and lactating women, children under 7 years old, the elderly and sick people, including patients with coronavirus infection.

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