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Offline Ben

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Nativity Fast
« on: November 15, 2003, 09:52:15 PM »
Hey everyone!

My local GOA catheral's bulliton said the Nativity Fast started today, November 15th.

I was wondering if anyone here could explain the history behind the fast, and why such a fast does not exsist in the west.

Also what is allowed and what is forbidden during this fast?

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Re:Nativity Fast
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2003, 11:48:26 PM »
Can't really answer any of your main question, but here are some links

GOA website -

Calendar for the fast: Foods allowed on what days

http://www.goarch.org/en/chapel/calendar.asp

Fasting from Iniquities and Foods:

http://www.goarch.org/en/ourfaith/articles/article8125.asp

The Development of the Feast of the Nativity:

http://www.douglasaperkins.com/developmentofNativityworship.htm

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Re:Nativity Fast
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2003, 10:26:30 AM »
You should talk to your priest to find out how he wants you to fast.  We don't set our own fasting rule--the priest sets it for us and we do (or try our best to do) what he tells us to do.

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Re:Nativity Fast
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2003, 01:15:58 PM »
Ben, Originally "Advent" was the Nativity fast of the west.  There was a time when fasts and feast were considered to balance one another.  The Nativity is not traditionally the ending of the feast but the begining.
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