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« on: May 21, 2010, 09:09:14 PM »

Why do orthodox fast on wednsedays and fridays?

Is it only a partial fast of just meat and dairy?
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 09:41:13 PM »

Why do orthodox fast on wednsedays and fridays?

Is it only a partial fast of just meat and dairy?

Wednesday because of the betrayal and Friday because of the Cross.

What else is there besides meat and dairy?
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010, 09:42:52 PM »


What else is there besides meat and dairy?

On Wednesday, there are beans and rice.
On Friday, there are rice and beans.   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2010, 09:56:30 PM »

Why do orthodox fast on wednsedays and fridays?



Here's a list of articles on fasting taken from Orthodox Christian Information Center.  I trust you'll find what you're looking for there.  Smiley

http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/praxis/pr_fasting.aspx
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2010, 10:44:24 PM »


What else is there besides meat and dairy?

On Wednesday, there are beans and rice.
On Friday, there are rice and beans.   Grin
I mean to fast from. Not what to endure.
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2010, 10:34:08 AM »


What else is there besides meat and dairy?

On Wednesday, there are beans and rice.
On Friday, there are rice and beans.   Grin
I mean to fast from. Not what to endure.

I could not agree with you more.  My new Priest takes these fasts VERY seriously which is very hard on me because I take eating even more seriously than he takes fasting.  I guess that is why God led me to him.  I'm working under the assumption that it was for him to convert me and not the other way around Sad
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2010, 11:18:18 AM »

Is it only a partial fast of just meat and dairy?

The fasts on wed and fri should be observed in the same manner as weekdays of Great Lent.
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2010, 11:29:24 AM »

The Wednesday/Friday fast is, I think, the oldest recorded fast observed by Christians.  It's older than the Lenten fast.  (If I have this wrong, please someone correct me.   Smiley )

It's mentioned in the Didache, a Christian document dating back to the first century:

http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/didache-lake.html
(See chapter 8 )

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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2010, 02:05:39 PM »

I mean to fast from. Not what to endure.

Wine and oil?
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