Fasting Information

Fasting is an essential aspect of our tradition, enabling us to restrain our passions and conform ourselves to our Divine Prototype, that is, Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

A detailed article on the importance of fasting by Assoc. Prof. Philip Kariatlis (Sub-Dean of St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College) is available on the website of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.

The Archdiocese website also features a calendar specifying when: (i) it is a strict fast; (ii) dairy, eggs, fish, and oil are allowed; and (iii) fasting need not take place. To access the calendar, click here.

Moreover, a Greek summary of the different fasting seasons may be accessed via this link.