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Nativity Fast
(November 15 - December 24)

The Nativity Fast is divided into two periods. The first period is November 15 through December 19 when the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, wine and oil) is observed with katalysis for wine and oil on Tuesday and Thursday, and for fish, wine and oil on Saturday and Sunday. The second period is December 20 through 24 when the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, wine and oil) is observed Monday through Friday, but with katalysis for wine and oil on Saturday and Sunday. [Katalysis is Greek, meaning “relaxation”.]

Feast, Saints, and A Thought for the Day


Ignatius of Antioch the God-Bearer (December 20)

By choosing the Apostles’ way of life, thou hast succeeded to their throne. Inspired by God, thou didst find the way to divine contemplation through the practice of virtue. After teaching the Word of Truth without error, thou didst defend the Faith to the very shedding of thy blood, O Holy Martyr among bishops Ignatius. Entreat the Lord our God to save our souls. (Apolytikion in Tone 4)

Saints of the Day

Prophet Haggai; Theophania the empress; Hieromartyr Modestos, archbishop of Jerusalem

 
Thought for the Day

"I need all of you to bring peace and joy and forgiveness to your homes, to your church, to your friends, to your children, and to all your loved ones during this holy season. Call your loved ones and tell them you love them." -- His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH

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Red - Abstain from meat, fish, dairy, eggs, alcohol, oil
Green - Abstain from meat, fish, dairy, eggs
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