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Food, Faith, and Fasting
12 minutes | Jan 5, 2022
Sustaining a Change
Rita Madden shares how to make a change that lasts in our lives through small but persistent choices.
13 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
Working on Ourselves
In this podcast we explore how to make small changes in our life to benefit our soul and body based on various practices that our Holy Tradition provides to us.
9 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Learning from A Monastery’s Kitchen
In this podcast we discover wonderful wisdom from A Monastery's Kitchen to bring Christ into everything we do.
16 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Creating Balance with Barriers
In this podcast we examine a teaching from the Desert Mother Amma Syncletica to understand how to care for our health in a Christ centered manner.
14 minutes | May 25, 2021
Handling Spiritual Sickness
In this podcast we explore how guidance from St. John of Kronstadt to handle spiritual sickness, following Holy Orthodox Tradition, gives us the answers and when we do this, we just feel physically better.
11 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Align Yourself With God
It's simply so beautiful how our tradition has the answers for what a lot of modern day self-help programs are offering to help one care for their health.
8 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Keeping the Correct Spirit for the Fast
Rita Madden shares some wisdom from Abba Pambo to aid us in keeping the correct spirit for the Great Fast.
8 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
In this brief podcast we look at a beautiful teaching from St. John Kronstadt about our true food.
13 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
Our Relationship to Spiritual Things
In this podcast, we see great teachings for our relationship with material things, our earth and body, through teachings from a saint that lived around 1500 years ago! Starting January 21, 2021, Rita will be offering my Food Faith and fasting workshop in the virtual format. Here is the website to learn more and sign up: https://foodfaithfasting.gumroad.com (Workshop Flyer is attached)
13 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
How to Understand Health
In this podcast, we see how the teachings of our holy tradition guide us in understanding our relationship to health.
13 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
The late Father Thomas Hopko outlines 55 Maxims that provide guidance to aid us in the New Years Resolution of putting Christ first—and as we all well know, this is the most important resolution of all!
12 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
Medicine in Modern Times
Rita explores the use of modern day medicine and how it lines up with our Holy Orthodox Tradition.
15 minutes | Apr 12, 2019
The Benefit of Plant Foods
As we continue to move through the fast, it is quite beautiful to see how the physical end of our fasting tradition aids us in the spiritual hunger we all feel.
15 minutes | Oct 16, 2018
We know, with Christ, anything is possible! In this podcast we review the importance of not giving up or losing faith when we are struggling to meet a goal.
11 minutes | Jun 23, 2018
Gaining Perspective on Fasting
With fasting being such a buzz diet, craze right now, Rita Madden helps us to gain some perspective through the teachings of St. Issac the Syrian.
17 minutes | May 16, 2018
St. Gregory of Nyssa on The Lord’s Prayer
Rita Madden shares St. Gregory of Nyssa's writing on The Lord's Prayer, and provides insight on stress management and how to eat.
8 minutes | Mar 16, 2018
Continuing the Fast
Rita Madden encourages us to continue the fast with words from St. Paisios of the Holy Mountain.
19 minutes | Feb 1, 2018
Getting Ready for Great Lent 2018
Rita Madden encourages us to prepare our lives for the journey of Great Lent by working for the healing of the whole earth.
18 minutes | Nov 13, 2017
Rita reflects on how physical objects can help us attain food for our soul, and how we can use physical objects to help us in prayer.
13 minutes | Sep 28, 2017
Creating Structure with Silence
Rita discusses ways that we can create structure in our lives for silence and prayer.
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