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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


Herman the Wonder-Worker of Alaska & First Saint of America (December 13)

Blessed ascetic of the northern wilds and gracious intercessor for the whole world, teacher of the Orthodox Faith, good instructor of piety, adornment of Alaska and joy of all America, holy Father Herman, pray to Christ God that He save our souls. (Apolytikion in Tone 4)

Saints of the Day

Martyrs Menas, Hermogenes and Eugraphos of Alexandria; Venerable Thomas of Bithynia; Joasaph, bishop of Belgorod; Angelina of Albania, mother of Blessed John, king of Serbia

 
Thought for the Day

"It is much better to think that our death will come sooner than the end of the world, rather than that the end of the world will come before our death." -- St. Seraphim of Sarov

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

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