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The term "Fasting" includes two terms "Fasting" and "Abstinence".

TermDefinitionGuidelinesCan EatCan Drink
FastingNOT eating and drinking
from midnight to noon
Monday to Friday
Great and Holy Saturday

Eat ONLY
one meal each day
When can
eat and drink
How much can
eat and drink
One meal
from noon to midnight
From noon to midnight
ALWAYS can
drink water
AbstinenceAbstain from specific forbidden items
from midnight to midnight
Monday to Friday
Great and Holy Saturday
What can eat
What can drink
Can eat non-forbidden foodsCan drink non-forbidden beverages

The term "Fasting" means "NOT eating and drinking from midnight to noon, Monday to Friday". Fasting is NOT done on Saturday and Sunday except for Great and Holy Saturday. Fasting does NOT include drinking water. Additionally, "Fasting" means eating ONLY one meal from noon to midnight and drinking, except for water, ONLY from noon to midnight.

The term "Abstinence" means "not eating specific forbidden foods from midnight to midnight and not drinking specific forbidden beverages from midnight to midnight, Monday to Friday". Abstinence is not done on Saturday and Sunday except for Great and Holy Saturday.

"Fasting" and "Abstinence" are not done on:


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