Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church officially observe
Apostles lent from 26 th June to 29 th June this year.
The change in the dates was along with relaxations applied to the traditional fast periods. I believe this originated with Patriarch Aphrem and was addressed
again by Patriarch Zakka in the 80s.
The changes to other lent periods were to Yaldo (from Christmas 1-25 to 15-25), Great Lent (from 40 days before Palm Sunday to first 10 and last 10 days), Shunoyo (from Aug 1-15 to 10-15), and Apostles lent from Jun 16-29 to 26-29).
Are any sorts of changes or relaxeation in the lent periods applied or given to other OO or EO churches?
Thomas Daniel (Reji)