Orthodox Christians start the Lent

Orthodox Christians start the Lent

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The Orthodox Christians today started the Lent - the severest fasting period out of the four ones during the year and which prepares the people for the Holy Easter, celebrated on 5 May this year, CE Report quotes Moldpres

According to the Orthodox Calendar, during seven weeks, the believers will no longer eat dairy products, eggs, meat and fish and will not consume alcoholic beverages. The Lent lasts 40 days, to which the Passion Week is added. During those 40 days, there are two days when the believers are allowed to eat fish: on the Annunciation of the Virgin and on the Palm Sunday. On this period, no weddings are held.

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