1. Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving and the Church Calendar


  1. Prayer, Asceticism and Monasticism, Hieromonk Gregorios, C4, C5

  2. Toolkit for Spiritual Growth - A Practical Guide to Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving - Father Evan Armatas

  3. Prayer, Fasting and Alms-giving – The Orthodox Faith, Fr. Thomas Hopko, Vol. 4 (green), Chapter 5, p.114-155 or https://oca.org/orthodoxy/the-orthodox-faith/spirituality/prayer-fasting-and-almsgiving

  4. Prayer Primer, Fr. Thomas Hopko (handout) or in pdf

  5. What we believe about prayer, Fr. Coniaris, p. 248-274

  6. The true nature of Fasting – The Lenten Triodion, Kallistos Ware, p. 13-28 (handout)

  7. Calendar and the Date of Pascha, Fr. Evagoras, p. 88-90

  8. What we believe about the Church Year, Fr. Coniaris, p. 71-84

  9. Orthodox Worship, III: Feasts, Fasts, and Private prayer – The Orthodox Church, Timothy Ware, p. 298-306                

  10. The Church year – The Orthodox Faith, Fr. Thomas Hopko, Vol. 2 (purple), Chapter 3, p. 69-152 or https://oca.org/orthodoxy/the-orthodox-faith/worship/the-church-year

  11. On Prayer, etc. The Arena, Chapters 17-24


  1. Podcast: Personal prayer, Fr. Thomas Hopko, http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/hopko/personal_prayer

  2. Podcast: Intercessory Prayer, Fr. Thomas Hopko, http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/hopko/intercessory_prayer

  3. Podcast: Fasting, Fr. Thomas Hopko, http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/hopko/fasting

  4. Podcast: The Physical Side of Prayer, Dn. Michael Hyatt, https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/eastwest/the_physical_side_of_prayer

  5. Podcast: Fasting: What and Why - Part 1, Dn. Michael Hyatt, https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/eastwest/fasting_what_and_why_part_1

  6. Podcast: Fasting: What and Why - Part 2, Dn. Michael Hyatt, https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/eastwest/fasting_what_and_why_part_2


  1. Basics Spirituality II - Prayer