Food Waste & Asceticism
In the first half of this talk, Dr. Evangeline (nutritionist and lecturer at The University of South Australia) highlights the multiplicity of ways in which we and our society as a whole are wasteful and outlines the negative impact of this on our planet. Dr. Evangeline closes with a number of strategies and suggestions on how to be more temperate and conservative.
In the second half of this talk, Very Rev. Dr. Silouan speaks about living ascetically, with an emphasis on Fasting and begins with laying out the standard rule of fasting in the Orthodox Church. In closing, Fr. Silouan exhorts us to embrace the ascetic life with joy and gladness, recognising it as the gift from God that it is.