This has turned into a rather hilariously confusing brouhaha,
as far as the Orthodox Christians of America are concerned, is it a question of religion, politics, law, or personal conviction? what the heck is going on that we are arguing over where to eat our chicken and whom to eat it with? The way I see it, If it is a religious question of with whom to dine with, make sure you imitate your master, as Jesus has been known to dine with those deemed sinners and not the teachers and keepers of the law. if it is a matter of politics the best of politicians like Gandhi would advocate for peaceful coexistence, If it is a matter of civil law folks like Dr. king would march with those that fight for their civil rights, if its a personal conviction for pits sake go ahead and eat your chicken!
It’s a FREE COUNTRY after all, or is it….?
But that’s just me, so you may continue as you are folks .
I am now going to drink some fantastic Fantalimon with a nice slice of fruitcake because I love them both!
P.S.to those who are fasting or who are going to start, wish you all a blessed fast. May the intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos be with all of us. amen.