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Offline Elisha

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Ash Wednesday - Fasting
« on: February 09, 2005, 03:04:08 PM »
(on behalf of two at least nominal Catholic coworkers).  Are they supposed to fast today (Ash Wednesday)?  What are they supposed to fast from?  Thanks.

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Re: Ash Wednesday - Fasting
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2005, 03:06:40 PM »
Yes...abstain form meat and have only one full meal and two "half sized meals"
Proverbs 22:7

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Re: Ash Wednesday - Fasting
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2005, 05:45:02 PM »
I am not sure if two "half sized meals" is entirely correct, because I seem to remember something to the effect that the two smaller meals, when added together, could not equal a full meal. 
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Re: Ash Wednesday - Fasting
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2005, 05:53:56 PM »
Thanks.  I let them know.

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Re: Ash Wednesday - Fasting
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2005, 11:00:55 PM »
I have to admit, coming from an Anglican background it felt wierd not recieving ashes for the first time I can remember.
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Re: Ash Wednesday - Fasting
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2005, 11:19:01 PM »
Funny that you mention this, I was also thinking about how weird it felt to not be heading out to church to receive ashes today...

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Re: Ash Wednesday - Fasting
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2005, 12:07:35 AM »
I actually had other classmates come up to me asking why I did not have ashes on my head.  Considering for the past two years the campus minister looked (and dressed) more like a fisherman/lumberjack than a priest and played "You Raise Me Up" instead of saying prayers, I don't think I was going to go even if I was still RC.
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Re: Ash Wednesday - Fasting
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2005, 07:47:33 AM »
Funny that you mention this, I was also thinking about how weird it felt to not be heading out to church to receive ashes today...In Christ,Aaron

Maybe we can get a priest to make crosses on our foreheads w/ cream cheese for Cheesefare Sunday...
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Re: Ash Wednesday - Fasting
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2005, 10:17:42 AM »
LOL
hmmmm...

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Re: Ash Wednesday - Fasting
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2005, 10:36:21 AM »
eearrggh.. sounds sticky.  Then again, if you have a cat or dog, *they* might find it...um... interesting. ;D

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Re: Ash Wednesday - Fasting
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2005, 01:29:55 PM »
...and played "You Raise Me Up" instead of saying prayers....

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Re: Ash Wednesday - Fasting
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2005, 12:55:53 AM »
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Maybe we can get a priest to make crosses on our foreheads w/ cream cheese for Cheesefare Sunday...

 :laugh: LOL, there ya go! ;)

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eearrggh.. sounds sticky. Then again, if you have a cat or dog, *they* might find it...um... interesting. ;D

Indeed it does, but I am sure any or all of my three dogs wouldn't ming helping me with the removal. ;)

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Aaron
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Re: Ash Wednesday - Fasting
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2005, 08:37:27 AM »
"Eww, that's disgusting."

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Re: Ash Wednesday - Fasting
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2005, 09:54:11 AM »
My husband is being a dork (disillusioned Lutheran that he is) and harrassing me that lent has begun and i have to keep telling him no it hasn't, and he keeps pointing to the news and saying yes it has (hes being obtuse of purpose). 

BUT...is there an Ash Wednesday in the Orthodox church?  I havent seen anything about it in the same context as for the catholics, not yet anyway, can someone clarify? thanks!
~Aurelia

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Re: Ash Wednesday - Fasting
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2005, 10:02:41 AM »
BUT...is there an Ash Wednesday in the Orthodox church?  I havent seen anything about it in the same context as for the catholics, not yet anyway, can someone clarify? thanks!
~Aurelia

Aurelia,  as far as I know, there is no "Ash Wednesday" in our faith.

As you know, this year the Great Fast Begins on March 14 and it is referred to as "Clean Monday".
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Re: Ash Wednesday - Fasting
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2005, 02:53:41 AM »
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"Eww, that's disgusting."

Anonymous Greek monk.

Was this Greek monk a Patriarch commemorating, ecumenical new calendarist, or a Truly True Orthodox that only used the Old Calendar?  ;)  ;D