Monday, April 16, 2012
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.