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« on: August 28, 2009, 06:20:26 PM »

So, what I was wondering was how do you all mark the ends of fasts - other than going to church? I mean family traditions, habits, customs you just like - that sort of thing. In the UK, and on the Old Calendar, there's about 45 minutes left until the Assumption of the Virgin, because apparently, although there isn't a church service until morning, the fast ends at midnight tonight.


I'm baking sweet bread with cardamom and cinnamon (and lots of butter and milk that we've been missing!) It's 23.15, so hopefully it will be cool enough to eat in time! I believe there may also be a bottle of nice wine, which Himself bought and of which, naturally, I have no knowledge, in the fridge ...

So, tell: what do you like to do?
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2009, 06:42:29 PM »

For us, the fast ends at the Liturgy. Tomorrow may not be a fast day, but you still need to fast from midnight until you finish Liturgy. Don't give up; you've made it this far, and the feast is almost here!

At times when my wife is not pregnant, we usually celebrate with a bottle of mead and a good steak from my in-laws' farm.
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2009, 08:35:50 PM »

Hmm.  Never noticed: today for us is a fast day. The Beheading of St. John (btw, I like the Carpathian tradition of not eating off a plate on that day).  Never even noticed that Old Calendar was Dormition.
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2009, 05:47:22 AM »

Hmm.  Never noticed: today for us is a fast day. The Beheading of St. John (btw, I like the Carpathian tradition of not eating off a plate on that day).  Never even noticed that Old Calendar was Dormition.

I can't decide if that tradition is macabre or not! But yes, I smile.
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