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Fasting in the Catholic Church - Catholicism - About.com
What does fasting mean? Why and when do Catholics fast? Learn more about the spiritual discipline of fasting in the Catholic Church.
http://catholicism.about.com/od/catholicliving/p/Fasting.htm
Rules for Fasting and Abstinence in the Catholic Church - Catholicism
Find the rules for fasting and abstinence during Lent and Fridays throughout the year.
http://catholicism.about.com/od/catholicliving/f/Fasting_Rules.htm
What Are the Rules for Fasting Before Communion? - Catholicism
Question: The rules for fasting before Communion have changed over the centuries. A Catholic who wished to receive Holy Communion used to have to fast ...
http://catholicism.about.com/od/thesacraments/f/What-Are-The-Rules-For-Fasting-Before-Communion.htm
LDS Fasting: What Is Fasting and How Do We Fast?
Fasting in the LDS Church means to abstain from eating and drinking for at least two consecutive meals. During this time you focus on the spiritual by putting ...
http://lds.about.com/od/basicsgospelprinciples/f/fasting.htm
What Does Fasting Mean to Christian Teens? - About Christian Teens
What does it mean to fast? Find an explanation of fasting and what it means when Christian teens fast.
http://christianteens.about.com/od/christianliving/a/WhyWeFast.htm
Biblical Verses That Mention Fasting - About Christian Teens
Spiritual fasting is not just about giving up food or other items, but it is about feeding the spirit through our obedience to God. Here are some scripture versus that ...
http://christianteens.about.com/od/christianliving/a/VersesOnFasting.htm
Spiritual Fasting - What Does the Bible Say? - Christianity - About.com
Early Christians weren't required to fast, but there's nothing in the Bible forbidding it. New Testament believers regularly observed prayer and fasting.
http://christianity.about.com/od/whatdoesthebiblesay/a/spiritualfasting.htm
Does Religious Fasting Make Any Sense? - Hinduism - About.com
Fasting in Hinduism indicates the denial of the physical needs of the body for the sake of spiritual gains. According to the scriptures, fasting helps create an ...
http://hinduism.about.com/od/basics/a/fasting.htm
Best Ways to Prepare for the Yom Kippur (or any) Fast - About Judaism
In Judaism, fasting is thought to have a significant spiritual benefit. It helps us focus on our mortality and the value of life, while freeing us of physical concerns for ...
http://judaism.about.com/od/holidays/a/Best-Ways-To-Prepare-For-Yom-Kippur-Fast.htm
Ramadan Fasting Requirements and Rules - About.com Islam
For the Muslim, the fast of Ramadan has specific regulations and rules (fiqh). Islamic scholars have outlined the fasting requirements for the general population, ...
http://islam.about.com/od/ramadan/f/fasting_req.htm
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