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Old Feb 21, '12, 7:39 am
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As Ash Wednesday is also the feast of the See of St Peter, is it still a day of fast and abstinence?
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It is a day of fasting and abstinence.
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As Ash Wednesday is also the feast of the See of St Peter, is it still a day of fast and abstinence?
Yes, it's still a day of fasting and abstinence.
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Ash Wednesday and Good Friday remain days of Fast and Abstinence!
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As Ash Wednesday is also the feast of the See of St Peter, is it still a day of fast and abstinence?
Yes, Ash Wednesday pushes that feast off the liturgical calendar this year.
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Old Feb 21, '12, 9:11 am
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The Feast of the See of Peter is "suppressed" (NOT celebrated) tomorrow because Ash Wednesday is a day of greater liturgical imporatnce as it begins the holy season of Lent. YES, it is STILL a day of fasting and abstinence! By the way, Ash Wednesday is NOT a holyday of obligation -- attending Mass on Ash Wednesday is fully optional!
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The Feast of St Peter was transferred to Feb 19.
http://wdtprs.com/blog/2012/02/feast...r-transferred/
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Old Feb 21, '12, 9:14 am
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As Ash Wednesday is also the feast of the See of St Peter, is it still a day of fast and abstinence?
Yes and that's why we in the UK call today Shrove Tuesday and enjoy yummy pancakes before the Lenten fast.
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The Feast of St Peter was transferred to Feb 19.
http://wdtprs.com/blog/2012/02/feast...r-transferred/
Only in places (Vatican City is the only one I know of) where it holds the status of a solemnity. Elsewhere (such as the United States), the Chair of St. Peter holds the lower status of a feast and accordingly is not transferred but simply omitted.
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Only in places (Vatican City is the only one I know of) where it holds the status of a solemnity. Elsewhere (such as the United States), the Chair of St. Peter holds the lower status of a feast and accordingly is not transferred but simply omitted.
Thanks for the clarification, Mark.
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Only a solemnity (i.e. St. Joseph on March 19) can override abstinence. However, the observation of the solemnity shifts when March 19 falls in Holy Week.
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What is the rule regarding medicine on days of fasting? (I'm referring to over-the-counter stuff, not life-saving medications.) It seems like on fast days I usually end up with a headache but am always conflicted about whether some ibuprofen breaks the fast.
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What is the rule regarding medicine on days of fasting? (I'm referring to over-the-counter stuff, not life-saving medications.) It seems like on fast days I usually end up with a headache but am always conflicted about whether some ibuprofen breaks the fast.
I'm fairly sure it's permitted. Make sure you're getting enough water (with perhaps a small amount of baking soda and/or salt to keep your electrolytes balanced - essentially, this is DIY gatorade w/o the flavor and sugar).
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What is the rule regarding medicine on days of fasting? (I'm referring to over-the-counter stuff, not life-saving medications.) It seems like on fast days I usually end up with a headache but am always conflicted about whether some ibuprofen breaks the fast.
Medicine isn't food. It doesn't break the fast.
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this may be helpful

http://wdtprs.com/blog/2012/02/ash-w...ining-and-you/

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