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Fasting in the Orthodox faith consists of the practice of abstaining from certain foods, and even certain behaviors, during specific times of year. Fasting is also partnered with prayer and confession.
There are four major periods of fasting on the Orthodox calendar:
Orthodox Christians also regularly fast on Wednesdays and Fridays to commemorate, respectively, Christ’s betrayal by Judas Iscariot and His Crucifixion.
Fasting varies, but usually includes abstinence from the following types of foods:
Marriages and other sacraments may be restricted during certain fast times.
For more information, please contact Father Bender through the Church Office at (412) 682-3866.