The Eastern traditions make a lot of sense, particularly re: weekend fasting during Lent.
Meanwhile, even now Western followers load up on as much sinfulness as possible before the Wednesday “deadline”... ;|
posted on 02/20/2012 10:20:00 AM PST
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Yesterday was Orthodox Meatfare Sunday. So, yes, I took all the meat in the refrigerator and put it on a pizza last night. We sort of ease into Great Lent, and the process started a few weeks ago. Next Sunday (the Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden or Forgiveness Sunday) is Cheesefare Sunday, so no more dairy products. Great Lent fully starts the next day, Clean Monday.
posted on 02/20/2012 11:48:33 AM PST
by Martin Tell
(ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
Meanwhile, even now Western followers load up on as much sinfulness as possible before the Wednesday deadline... ;|
Mardi Gras debauchery. Celebrated all over the country besides New Orleans, among the heathens.
posted on 02/20/2012 1:43:41 PM PST
(Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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