Great fast – what does it mean?


The Great Fast is the most significant, hardest, severe and long in the country. It starts as usual 7 weeks before Easter. So, it has started on March 11 and ends on April 27. It is a long period during which people agreed to desist from a lot of kinds of food, entertainment, and behavior. They don`t eat any meat, fish, eggs, milk and dairy products, oil, boiled food etc.

I was invited to the radio studio that broadcasts for the East of Ukraine and by internet for around the world. We had a dialogue about the great fast because a lot of Ukrainians take part in it. But the major questions were what does this fast mean? Is it so necessary and has it really any influence on our spiritual life? I focused my speech on the meaning of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and emphasized that everyone has to accept the gift from God. Any fasts and keeping out of food never cannot make us holy either close to God. It can do only His mercy and grace.

Please, pray for Ukraine because there are a lot of people who are lost and don`t have the purpose of life.


Pastor H.Pastushak