Hello, I'm new here, and new to Orthodoxy, I'm yet to attend and Orthodox Church, or be entered into the Orthodox Church, mainly because I live in the UK, and, I'm not too sure about where to go, but, until I eventually do attend Church, I am trying to educate myself, and live an Orthodox life, I believe some Orthodox Christians fast on Wednesdays and Fridays most weeks? (correct me if I'm wrong), by refraining from "meat, Fish, Oil, Wine, Dairy and Eggs" ? .... if this is the case, would it be acceptable to eat fruit?
I may be way off here and be completely wrong, but, as I said, I'm new and I'm here to learn.
Welcome to the forum!
Yes, you got is right. To be sure, look at an Orthodox calendar, for example here, http://www.goarch.org/chapel/calendar
. Note that there are Wednesdays and Fridays, every now and then, when fish or wine and olive oil are allowed. Also, there are weeks when there is no fast, even on Wed. and Fr. (the first week after Pascha and the first week of the Lenten Triodion). Always feel free to talk to your priest about fasting, he will guide you. (This can be done by e-mail, too.)
Fruit are always OK. Some say that "liquid bread" (beer) is always OK, too (although the opinions of our most enlightened Orthodox colleagues on this important question might differ).