Monday, February 28, 2011


Ack! How is it almost Lent again already?!?!

Okay. *takes deep breaths* I just realized Orthodox Lent starts...Monday? Monday. Crap!

Orthodox have fasting days all throughout the year. It's not something that I've dealt with thus far. In Roman Catholicism the only *fast* is during Lent. And even that isn't...*waves hands about*'s not much, restriction wise. No meat on Ash Wednesday or Fridays during Lent. Also, Ash Wednesday and Lenten Fridays are the fast days. So you eat less - only one full meal all day and no snacking between meals. The rest of the week is normal. Obviously, children under 14 and people who have health reasons are exempt from the fast.

Orthodoxy has rules about dairy and I think they give up meat entirely and become vegetarians for two months(ish). No eggs, no alcohol (not that I drink much, but it's an ingredient in things...).

I don't know why I'm suddenly panicking about this. It's not like I have to keep the Orthodox fast or anything. But I've just realized that Lent is coming up and I don't even know the rules! *does crazy Kermit the Frog panic run*

don't mind me. I'll just be over here having a completely unnecessary meltdown


  1. HAHAHAHAHA!! Your Kermit run was too funny! :-D

  2. woah woah wait what?! Easter is at the end of April! Its starts now?! Wait, is this a diff calendar from the Catholic one cause Ash Weds isnt till the 9th and if memory serves it starts after that.

    ....I'm so confused O_O And yes I still do Lent even though I don't have to....I'm pretty sure I didn't miss a day yet lol

  3. Susanne,


    I wish I could find a vid or a pic of the Kermit run. It expresses me so well sometimes!

  4. LK,

    Different calendar! Sorry! Orthodox Lent starts on the 7th.


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