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What should I focus on this year to benefit the most from the Holy Great Fast?

On the pre-fast Sunday, the church reads from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 6:1-18. The church teaches us that the three pillars of the Holy Fast are fasting, prayer and charity. We should strive to do all three with gladness. During the Holy Fast we should spend extra time in prayer and reading the Holy Bible. Also read spiritual books about fasting, like "The Spirituality of Fasting" by His Holiness Pope Shenouda. Do not forget charity. If you are used to tithe, you should in this season put the little extra over the tithe. What you save in food and snacks during fasting should be given to the poor.
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