A young man is talking with an Elder at the Holy Mountain: “My child, fasting is as old as we are. It was given to us in Paradise when God told us not to eat from a specific kind of a food. We also read about fasting in the Old Testament where Prophets Moses and Elias fasted, Kind David and Queen Esther fasted, Daniel and the three children fasted, and many others”.
A young man is talking with an Elder at the Holy Mountain: “My child, we don’t fast not to get a better body for the summer, but we fast to develop obedience and strength of the Holy Spirit inside of us. Remember our Lord fasted for 40 days in the desert while being tempted by the enemy”.
Personal testimonies to Dr. Nick Stergiou
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou