Western Rite Fasting Rules

People are often confused by Western Orthodox fasting rules so here is a useful overview of historical Western fasting (click the link), taken from Fr. Aidan Keller’s book – Orthodox Prayers of Old England. As you can see, there are a few differences between the Eastern and Western discipline but, overall, far more similarities.

On this first day of the Nativity Fast, I wish everyone a spiritually fruitful Advent.

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