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Monday, April 16, 2012

Bright Week

The icon for Bright Monday

There is no fasting until the second Wednesday following Pascha.  Any penitential disciplines are strongly discouraged during Bright Week as we are feasting with the Bridegroom. While monastics will keep their abstinence from meat, they too will be feasting on fish, cheeses and sweets.

The royal doors are kept open throughout Bright Week even during liturgies.

And finally both kneeling and prostrations, whether at home or in church, are prohibited for forty days following Pascha.

2 comments:

off2 said...

Christ is Risen!

Bacon cheese burger sounds good for brunch. Bill, tGf

Jon Marc said...

I hadn't heard the bit about prostrations, just the kneeling - to each their own I guess!