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Preparing - - Fasting, Praying, and Performing Charity Time Periods

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Preparing
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Preparing

 

Theology
Fasting
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Fasting
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Nativity
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Periods of Fasting

 

Fasting Periods
NameTime
Pre-Nativity Fast
for Great Feast of the Nativity According to the Flesh of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ
40 days
Traditional
Begins at the beginning of the Vespers
of 15 November
on 14 November evening
Ends just before Vespers
of Great Feast of the Nativity
According to the Flesh of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ
(25 December)
on 24 December evening
Shorter number of days
Modern
Begins at the beginning of the Vespers
of 10 December
on 9 December evening
Ends just before Vespers
of Great Feast of the Nativity
According to the Flesh of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ (25 December)
on 24 December evening
Prophonisimon
for Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha
8 days
Begins at the beginning of the Vespers
of Meat fare Sunday
traditionally no flesh (skin and meat) from a vertebrate, which is an animal with a spine / backbone (mammals, birds, fish, etc.), and shellfish
Ends just before the Vespers
of Clean Monday
on the Sunday of Cheesefare / Forgiveness evening.
Great Lent
for Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha
40 days
Begins at the beginning of the Vespers
of Clean Monday
on the Sunday of Cheesefare / Forgiveness evening
Ends just before the Vespers
of Lazarus Saturday
on the last Friday in Great Lent evening.
Great and Holy Week
for Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha
The Vespers and Orthos of the Liturgical Day are on the previous calendar day.
6 days
Begins just before the Vespers
of Great and Holy Monday
on Palm Sunday afternoon
Ends just before Vespers
of Holy and Glorious Pascha
on Great and Holy Saturday evening.
Apostle's Fast
forthe Feast of the Holy, Glorious and Illustrious Princes of the Apostles Peter and Paul
Begins just before the Vespers
of the Monday after First Sunday after Pentecost
on Sunday evening
Ends just before the Vespers
of the Feast of the Holy, Glorious and Illustrious Princes of the Apostles Peter and Paul (29 June)
on 28 June evening.
Dormition Fast
Theotokos Fast
Our Lady's Fast

for the Great Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos
Begins just before the Vespers
of the Feast of the Procession of the Holy Cross (1 August)
on 31 July evening evening
Ends just before Vespers
of the Great Feast of the Dormition of The Theotokos (15 August)
on 14 August evening.

 

Fasting Feast Days
NameWhen
The Paramony of the Great Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, Jesus ChristDecember 24
The Paramony of the Great Feast of the Theophany of Our Lord, Jesus ChristJanuary 5
Clean MondayClean Monday is between the Triodion Sunday of Cheese fare / Forgiveness and the First Sunday of Great Lent.
Great Lent begins at the beginning of the Vespers of Clean Monday on the evening of the Sunday of Cheese fare / Forgiveness.
The Liturgical Day of Great and Holy ThursdayOn the calendar Great and Holy Wednesday
The Liturgical Day of Great and Holy SaturdayOn the calendar Great and Holy Friday
The Liturgical Day of Great and Holy SaturdayOn the calendar Great and Holy Friday
Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross 14 September

 

Fasting Week Days
NameWhy
WednesdaysIn memory of the betrayal of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ by Judas
FridaysIn memory of the Crucifixion

 

NOT Fasting Days
NameWhy
SundayIn memory of Feasts of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha.
Saturday (Except Great and Holy Saturday)Preparation for Sunday

Feast Days

Great Feast of the The Annunciation (Al Bisharah) of The Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

Because this feast is so important, the regulations for feasting on the Great Feast of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) of The Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, 25 March, always supersedes the regulations for fasting during the Preparation for the Feast of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha - Fesakh - Hajmeh. This Great Feast Day is always a day of feasting.

Transition Period between Great Lent and Great and Holy Week

The Transition Period between Great Lent and Great and Holy Week is Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday --Shaneeneh is a Celebrating Time Period.

Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross

Because this feast is so important, The Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross, 14 September, is always a day of fasting (fast and abstience).

More Information

CyberTypicon Reverend Father Peter Boutros
CyberTypicon lists Feast days.


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