An off-hand comment by a fellow parishioner piqued my interest...
A very pious, observant middle-aged Orthodox fellow (raised in the US, if that matters any) made an off-hand comment to me about racing me to the coffeepot after Liturgy as he's thirsty since fasting since Vespers. We'd been joking about what we needed more after Liturgy, caffeine or food?
How common is this? I've not had a chance to ask him further about it. You don't eat after Great Vespers/Vigil on Saturday evening, beginning the communion fast then, rather than at midnight.
I don't know if I've ever encountered this before.