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  • n. Plural form of fasting.


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  • Paul was in fastings often, and so he kept under this body, and brought it into subjection.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • Besides all this, to provide diligently that there be public prayers and supplications made in time of necessity, together with fastings, that is, a holy abstinency, and most carefully to look to those things which belong to the tranquillity, peace, and safety of the Church.

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

  • Hence the Apostle (2 Cor. 6: 5, 7) reckons "fastings" together with the "armor of justice."

    Summa Theologica, Part III (Tertia Pars) From the Complete American Edition

  • Even in her early years she drew such a love of suffering from meditating on the torments of Christ the Lord, that she set about making her body suffer by fastings, watchings, and every discomfort.

    29 December -- St Thomas of Canterbury

  • We joined the circle just in time to see the hand fastings a wedding ceromony - there was a priest there who mentioned a goddess of the henges though I can't remember what he called her.

    Snell-Pym » Beltane Fun and a Little Sun!

  • A 1636 law recorded in Plymouth County Records mentioned ". .solemn days of humiliation by fastings, etc., and also for thanksgiving as occasion shall be offered."

    The "real" Thanksgiving

  • They suffer polygamy, circumcision, stupend fastings, divorce as they will themselves, &c., and as the papists call on the Virgin Mary, so do they on Thomas Didymus before Christ.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The ceremonies of flinging stones to stone the devil, of eating a camel at Cairo by the way; their fastings, their running till they sweat, their long prayers, Mahomet's temple, tomb, and building of it, would ask a whole volume to dilate: and for their pains taken in this holy pilgrimage, all their sins are forgiven, and they reputed for so many saints.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Continued modified LC during pregnancy (alternated peeing on ketostix and sticking my finger and kept my fastings under 85 and my 1hr at 120ish or usually lower, stayed out of ketosis by keeping smallish ‘carbish’ (1-2g) things close at hand to bump me out but not raise my BS readings).

    Saturated fat study sucks | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • By that shared love which binds us close together, we are doing all we can to exhort our congregation, to give ourselves unceasingly to fastings, vigils and prayers in common.

    A faith that is alert and unshaken


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