The Apostles’ Fast

The Apostles’ Fast

The Apostles’ fast begins on Monday, June 12th 2017 for a duration of 17 days. This is a period of fasting similar to the Nativity fasting period, where we abstain from meat, meat products, fish, dairy products, oil and wine on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Fish, oil and wine are permitted on the other days of the week: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. This is a general fasting rule which has been set by the fathers of our holy church; however everyone must consult with their spiritual father for their own personal fasting rule. The fast ends on the feast day of the Apostles Peter and Paul on Thursday, June 29th 2017. 

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