The following list of documents, PDF form, are made available as spiritual aids during the Great Fast. Please feel free to share these with friends and family as we all journey to Pascha!
Daily Readings of the Ladder of Divine Ascent, by St. John Climacus:
This download gives a schedule or calendar of specific readings from the attached text so that by the end of the Great Fast, you will have read the entirety of "The Ladder of Divine Ascent."
Calendar for the Great Fast with Sunday Readings and actions to do at home:
This one-page download is great for hanging on your refrigerator or anywhere you will see it daily. It is a reminder of the season and week we are presently in, the Sunday readings from the Divine Liturgy, as well as ways to more fully enter in and participate in your home and prayer life.
Provided with permission from Rev. Jon Bannon, Christ the Savior Orthodox Church, Rockford, Illinois.
Vegetable Soup Recipe for Strict Fast Days:
This soup is so delicious, you'll feel like your cheating on a fasting day! Completely vegan, no meat, dairy, oil, or wine is used in making this crowd pleaser.
Recipe by Fr. Michael Hayduk, Archpriest of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Parma, Ohio.