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The First Sunday of Advent is November 28, 2010.

Happy New Year a month before the secular world recognizes the new year!

1 posted on 11/27/2010 10:06:20 AM PST by Salvation
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To: Salvation

A blessed season of Advent to all.


2 posted on 11/27/2010 10:20:57 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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Orthodox Christians practice the Nativity Fast which extends from November 15th through December 24th. The fast is quite strict, no meat, fish with a backbone, dairy, eggs, oil or wine as a general matter, though there are easings of the Fast on Tuesdays and Thursdays (allowed wine and oil) and fish wine and oil are allowed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Truth be told, this fast is honored more in the breach than in the keeping, at least the food part. But this period is still seen by Orthodox Christians as intensely penitential. We are continually to pray “O LORD, set a guard over my mouth. Keep watch over the door of my lips.” and thus “fast” from anger, greed, etc. It is a time of year when almsgiving is particularly encouraged. All in all, it is antithetical to the secular spectacle we started seeing around us yesterday.


4 posted on 11/27/2010 10:29:42 AM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated)
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Advent Ping!


5 posted on 11/27/2010 11:02:21 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Happy New Year a month before the secular world recognizes the new year!

In the Pennsylvania Dutch vernacular the greeting is Heilige Ny Jaar ("Holy New Year")--especially fitting for the First Sunday of Advent.

8 posted on 11/27/2010 2:10:28 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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