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When did the Lent star for me?
« on: February 26, 2012, 08:02:02 AM »
My priest celebrated Monday vespers right after the Liturgy. Does this mean that Lent started for me on 12.30?

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Re: When did the Lent star for me?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 09:44:37 AM »
It was exactly the same in my parish, but in the homily vladika Jerzy said that the Great Lent litrugically starts with the Great Prokimenon, however we start fasting (from food) from the midnight. I think it's a bit similar situation as with all-night vigils - some claim we can eat sth after it if we want go to the Holy Communion, and some say it's not ok
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Re: When did the Lent star for me?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 02:49:43 PM »
My priest celebrated Monday vespers right after the Liturgy. Does this mean that Lent started for me on 12.30?

No, it started after last Lent.
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Re: When did the Lent star for me?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 02:59:32 PM »
My priest celebrated Monday vespers right after the Liturgy. Does this mean that Lent started for me on 12.30?

No. 
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Re: When did the Lent star for me?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2012, 04:30:54 PM »
Technically,Lent starts in the evening. Practically,start fasting on the next day.

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Re: When did the Lent star for me?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2012, 04:33:27 PM »
Everybody knows, Lent takes forever.  ;) :D
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