[quote="divinefaith, post:6, topic:274026"]
Is that in reference only to Byz. Catholics. Also what are your rules on fasting?
For Eastern Catholics, the first day of Lent is a day of strict abstinence. Rules for fasting vary by jurisdiction, and are normally published by the bishop in advance.
The fasting regulations for the Byzantine-Ruthenian Catholic Church are common throughout the Metropolia, and were incorporated in the Norms of Particular Law promulgated in 1999.
Canon 880 §2
§1. The special penitential seasons are:
1. The Great Fast
2. The Peter and Paul Fast
3. The Dormition Fast [August 1-14]
4. The Philip Fast [November 15-December 24]
§2. Strict abstinence is to be observed on the first day of the Great Fast and on Great Friday. Simple abstinence is to be observed on Wednesdays and Fridays of the Great Fast.
§3. Simple abstinence or an equivalent penance is to be observed on all Fridays throughout the year.
A brief summary of Lenten fasting regulation and worship is available here: bcchnh.org/regulations-for-the-season.html