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John Cassian

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"I shall speak first about control of the stomach, the opposite to gluttony, and about how to fast and what and how much to eat. I shall say nothing on my own account, but only what I have received from the Holy Fathers. They have not given us only a single rule for fasting or a single standard and measure for eating, because not everyone has the same strength; age, illness or delicacy of body create differences. But they have given us all a single goal: to avoid over-eating and the filling of our bellies... A clear rule for self-control handed down by the Fathers is this: stop eating while still hungry and do not continue until you are satisfied."
[[Troparion]] ([[Tone]] 8) []
:Having cleansed yourself through fasting,
:You attained the understanding of wisdom,
:And from the desert fathers You learned the restraint of the passions.
:To this end through your prayers grant our flesh obedience to the spirit.
:For you are the teacher, O venerable John Cassian,
:Of all who in Christ praise your memory.
Troparion (Tone 8) []
:The image of God was truly preserved in you, O Father,
:For you took up the Cross and followed Christ.
:By so doing you taught us to disregard the flesh for it passes away
:But to care instead for the soul, since it is immortal.
:Therefore your spirit, venerable John Cassian, rejoices with the angels.
[[Kontakion]] (Tone 4) []
:As a venerable monk,
:You consecrated your life to God,
:And radiant with virtue, O John Cassian,
:You shine like the sun with the splendor of your divine teachings,
:Illumining ever the hearts of all who honor you.
:Entreat Christ earnestly in behalf of those
:Who praise you with fervent love.
==Further reading==
==External links==
*[ Venerable John Cassian the Roman] ([[OCA]])
*[ Righteous John Cassian the Confessor] ([[GOARCH]])
[[Category:Church Fathers]]
[[Category:Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers]]
[[Category:Romanian Saints]]
[[Category:5th-century saints]]
[[ro:Ioan Casian]]

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