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Late Posting - jovan66102 - 05-23-2015

This is probably too late, but today is the Vigil of Pentecost, and is traditionally a day of fast and abstinence. By chance, when I thought of it, I'd only had a meatless collation, so I'm good!

And don't forget! Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday are Ember Days in the 1962 and previous Calendars, so again fasting and abstinence!


Re: Late Posting - Clare Brigid - 05-23-2015

(05-23-2015, 05:08 PM)jovan66102 Wrote: This is probably too late, but today is the Vigil of Pentecost, and is traditionally a day of fast and abstinence.

Okay (holding half-eaten chicken leg)  . . .

A counter-reminder that the traditional rules of fast and abstinence are no longer binding -- and also that they represent the penultimate conclusion of centuries of relaxation of the ancient rules of fasting still retained by the Orthodox.  Dom Prosper Gueranger chronicles and laments this history of gradual departure from apostolic tradition in The Liturgical Year.

That said, fasting on the traditional Catholic days of fasting, especially the Ember Days, might satisfy a minimum for developing the virtue of fasting.  Here is Fr. Ripperger on this subject:  http://www.sensustraditionis.org/webaudio/Sermons/Disk7/Fasting.mp3


Re: Late Posting - Renatus Frater - 05-23-2015

How lucky, my lunch was the left over tuna from Friday (which will also be my dinner tonight—yep, I'm kinda frugal). :P
Unfortunately I'm a bit sick, so I might have a full dinner.


Re: Late Posting - jovan66102 - 05-24-2015

If you're ill, you are exempted from fasting.