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January 21st, 2013, 12:38 AM
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Have you decided, what are you going to give up for Lent?
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January 21st, 2013, 03:58 PM
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We are going to do the standard Orthodox fast.
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January 21st, 2013, 04:49 PM
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At this rate, I'll be celebrating Lent by taking my Christmas tree down!

But seriously, probably Facebook and internet forums. Plus meatless Fridays, but we do that all year outside of the Christmas and Easter seasons.
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hmmm, not sure yet
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Meatless fridays, probably facebook, not sure what else.
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January 21st, 2013, 11:10 PM
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We are going to do the standard Orthodox fast.
I don't think I know what that is?

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At this rate, I'll be celebrating Lent by taking my Christmas tree down!

But seriously, probably Facebook and internet forums. Plus meatless Fridays, but we do that all year outside of the Christmas and Easter seasons.
lol

FOR REAL? I'd die. How many Fridays (plus Ash Wednesday) are there in Lent? I don't know, but like 7 or so plus 1 is 8 I think is probably the case, and it is nearly the death of me. I couldn't do it year round!

I didn't think of meatless Friday's as giving something up, since I thought we were required to do that. I'll do that of course. I was considering giving up facebook because I felt it was bringing in negativity to my life so I thought I could use Lent to take that negativity away...but I'm not sure I can do it...so we'll see.
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January 22nd, 2013, 09:46 AM
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This article explains the Orthodox Lenten fast:
OCA - The Orthodox Faith - Volume II - Worship - The Church Year - Lenten Fasting

It basically moderates Meat, fish, eggs and dairy, Cooking oils, alcohol and includes a communion fast every Sunday.

The first week of Lent: You will only eat 2 meals this week. Fasting begins Monday and ends Wed. I will be juicing since I am a nursing mom.

Sat and Sun- oil and wine are permitted

Holy week: Fasting from Thurs evening till Pascha. We tend to break this fast after midnight mass.

I think that covers most of it.

I used to try and get very creative with my fasts, but now I am getting more traditional and find those fasts are more fulfilling spiritually.
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January 22nd, 2013, 04:44 PM
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Ah, I'm not sure too much fasting while breastfeeding would be good for me, but maybe someday I could be interested in that.
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January 22nd, 2013, 05:42 PM
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Pregnant and breastfeeding women are exempt from fasting, according to the modern rules of the Latin rite at least. Any time I was nursing a baby that was also taking solids, I would go ahead and fast, though. That was just my personal preference.

I haven't decided what I'm going to do for Lent, yet. I've also found the more traditional practices are easier to keep track of and more spiritually fulfilling.
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January 22nd, 2013, 07:56 PM
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hmmm, I could do with some fasting
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January 27th, 2013, 11:23 PM
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Pregnant and breastfeeding women are exempt from fasting, according to the modern rules of the Latin rite at least. Any time I was nursing a baby that was also taking solids, I would go ahead and fast, though. That was just my personal preference.

I haven't decided what I'm going to do for Lent, yet. I've also found the more traditional practices are easier to keep track of and more spiritually fulfilling.
Yeah, I've been pregnant or breastfeeding (or both) for a lot of years in a row, so I'm aware of that one.
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