Fasting Rule for this Week 
8/3/21, 06:00 PM

The week before Great Lent (this week) has a unique fasting guideline. This week we are allowed to eat fish and dairy products, but no meat. Here the Holy Church is helping us to prepare ourselves for a good start to Great Lent by allowing us to remove all the dairy products from our homes before Great Lent begins. Fasting is, essentially, the only regular obedience that we, as adult Orthodox Christians, have. And obedience is crucial to progress in the spiritual life. So let us thank God for the opportunity He gives us through His Holy Church to begin our fast this week by easing into it, and let us embrace this great opportunity for obedience: the diligent following of the Church's fasting guidelines.

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