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Clean Monday Shutdown
Written by Fr Anastasios Hudson Monday, 15 February 2010 00:39
Continuing its long-standing tradition, OrthodoxChristianity.net has shut down its Orthodox Christian message board for the duration of Clean Monday.
Clean Monday, the first day of Lent, is one of the strictest fast days of the year. Fasting is not just about giving up food, however; the Fathers of the Church also explain that we must fast from the passions. In this vein, the Administrators of OrthodoxChristianity.net wish to assist their fellow Christians by removing any temptations that might arise from posting online.
Over the years, some have asked why the site is not shut down during the entirety of Lent. The reason is that the site is a large repository of information on the Orthodox faith, and a place where Orthodox Christians gather to fellowship, which are inherently positive things. The site does ask that participants review their total time spent on the site during fasts, however, and limit it accordingly.