Afterfeast of the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple St. Alexander Nevsky (in schema Alexis), grand prince of Novgorod (1263).
The latest scientific research indicates that fasting up two days a week seems to confer some significant health benefits. The recommendation allows a partial fast of approximately 500 calories on those days. If it sounds familiar, it should, Christians have been fasting on Wednesday and Friday for 2,000 years, and the Jews have been fasting two days a week even longer. Our traditional fast is an abstention from meat, dairy, and egg, and wine with basically one small meal taken later in the day. Sounds like it might just be what the doctor ordered.
To Stave off Alzheimer’s, Stay Hungry?-DANA Foundation
Don’t feed your head-John Hopkins Magazine
Please keep the Orthodox Christians of Syria and all the Middle East in your prayers. May the Lord have mercy on all those who suffer for his names sake, and for all those living in the Middle East.