When do Eastern Monks Fast


#1

When do eastern monks fast? Of what does the fast consist (e.g. number of meals, types of food, etc.)? Are the practice different from eastern orthodox to catholic monks?


#2

I don’t know precise answers, but I do know that it’s all very complicated.


#3

It would be nice if there was some sort of a fasting calendar with rules for what you could eat on what day.


#4

:slight_smile: Maybe something like this?

http://www.holytrinityorthodox.com/calendar/


#5

They fast to detach themselves from things of this world so that they may focus on God more.

Here is a useful website

http://www.abbamoses.com/fasting.html


#6

That’s a helpful calendar.
I especially like the “Caviar Allowed” days


#7

Even better is that lobster, shrimp, scallops and escargot are considered “vegetables”.


#8

Not so much vegetables, but “sea bugs” for the lobster & shrimp–in the first and second centuries, only the poorest of the poor had to eat such horrors . . .

Keep in mind that the flip side is that fish is meat . . .

hawk


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