On Friday, June 29, 2007, the priest (and his wife) from the Greek Orthodox parish we've been attending are coming to our home to discuss our conversion. We will be serving dinner.
The confusion comes in here ... I understand that there is a period of fasting in June. I found this on the GOA website:
Fasting of the Holy Apostles starts on Monday after the Sunday of All Saints Day and ends on June 29th, the celebration of Apostles Peter and Paul.
Does this mean that June 29th is not a day of fasting?
The calendar on the GOA website has a fish symbol which according to the legend at the bottom of the calendar means that fish is allowed.
Does this mean that June 29th only fish is allowed but still no meat, dairy, wine or oil?
I mean as non-Orthodox we are not yet bound by the fast (especially since we don't even yet know the Orthodox rules for fasting) but I really don't want to place the priest and presbytera in a position where they are presented with a table full of food that they should not eat, yet feel that they must to avoid insulting the hospitality of our home. KWIM?
I was a vegetarian for many years so coming up with a meal that is free from animal, dairy, oil and wine is not impossible or even particularly difficult. But I just want to make sure that I'm doing the 'right' thing.
Thanks for any advice you can offer - I admit that the GOA calendar explaining the feasting rules is a bit confusing to me.