From the times of the prophets fasting has been part of the rule of faith. “Sanctify a fast, Call a solemn assembly….” The ancient Christians also understood the necessity of fasting. In the season which is called Great Lent, we fast as a way of preparing for the great feast of Pascha (from Paschal Lamb of Exodus and refers to Jesus’ Resurrection) or Easter as we have learned in the west. As an Orthodox priest explained to me, the first thing I needed to learn to about being Orthodox is obedience. The......