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#415517 04/18/16 04:26 PM
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Can you eat meat on Palm Sunday? I thought on all Sundays there was no fasting. Palm Sunday is a big feast day and I Would think you can eat meat.

This is the first time I heard this

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I have been taught that at weekends wine was allowed as an easing of the Fast .

Palm Sunday , I understand , to be a fish wine and oil day [ as was Annunciation ]

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OLS is right. A 'no fasting' or 'easing of the fast' day during Lent means fish, not meat.

When all you have been eating for protein is legumes, nuts and seafood, fish tastes as delicious and filling as meat!

Get yourself a nice fillet of fish and enjoy!

It is all relative! ;-)

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According to AOA Metropolitan Joseph, the easing of the Fast on Annunciation and Palm Sunday is for ONE meal only, and, of course, following the Divine Liturgy.

After the Vesperal DL on Annunciation evening we went to our favorite watering hole to enjoy a broiled seafood platter, complete with haddock.

That seems like a very long time ago.

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Originally Posted by Thomas the Seeker
According to AOA Metropolitan Joseph, the easing of the Fast on Annunciation and Palm Sunday is for ONE meal only, and, of course, following the Divine Liturgy.

After the Vesperal DL on Annunciation evening we went to our favorite watering hole to enjoy a broiled seafood platter, complete with haddock.

That seems like a very long time ago.

Hungry, are you? *wink*

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Originally Posted by Alice
Hungry, are you? *wink*

It doesn't help that a friend dropped off a dozen freshly caught trout last Saturday.

God provides...freezers!

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GREAT news is that in the AO Diocese of Charleston, Oakland, and the Mid-Atlantic the Fast is relaxed (fish, wine, and oil permitted) for the ENTIRE weekend, beginning with tonight's Vespers for Lazarus Saturday.

And the Legion Post just down the hill from my church is having a special on catfish baskets tonight!

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WOW - I thought it was caviar for Lazarus Saturday ! - together with wine and oil of course.

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After seven weeks catfish seems like caviar.

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Re: not using olive oil during the fast.

'Oil' was olive oil, as that is the only oil ever used in the Mediterranean area.

I have heard that the reason this was, is because olive oil was once stored in animal skins. It was this contamination with meat that made it prohibited.

Case in point: all other oils are allowed: vegetable, canola, coconut, palm, soy, margarine, etc.

Most Orthodox, other than monastics, do not abstain from oil.

Hopefully, this will be clarified at the upcoming council.

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Christ is in our midst!!

Prayers of encouragement go out to our brethren in the Orthodox Churches and Eastern Catholics who use the Julian calendar as you enter the last week of the Great Fast.

I admire your persistence and stamina.

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We split a Subway veggie footlong before Bridegroom Orthros this evening. When the counter guy asked "cheese?" the temptation was painfully great....but with less than a week to go we didn't succumb.

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I have heard that the reason this was, is because olive oil was once stored in animal skins. It was this contamination with meat that made it prohibited.

Glad you stated this Alice. I had heard this somewhere as well and I know 2 or 3 times when I mentioned it I was looked at as if I had 3 heads.



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