Friday's Fast: Focusing on the Cross
Origen of Alexandria lived around 185-254 AD and had a profound effect on the development of Christian theology and the Biblical canon. While this effect extended throughout all Christian traditions, he is especially acknowledged within the Alexandrian tradition which includes the Coptic Catholic Church and the Ethiopian Catholic Church who celebrate his feast on December 4th.
I was unable to locate an online original source for Origen's writings, though they are obviously in the public domain by now. Please let me know if you find one. The below compiles and primarily quotes from them. The direct quotes are italicized (original to the text).
Friday's Fast features homilies, lectures, interviews, and biographies on topics such as prayer, fasting, almsgiving, and repentance. For in the cross of Christ crucified lies both the power of God and the wisdom of God for those being saved (I Corinthians 1:24).