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Ukrainians reminded of the basic rules of lent

Украинцам напомнили основные правила Великого постаGreat lent begins right after carnival, and ends before Easter.

In 2017 lent from 27 February to 15 April.

The purpose of lent is to purify one’s mind and body through self-limiting, including in terms of food. This is the most important Christian post, which is also called “lent”. Installed it in honor of lent, which kept Jesus Christ in the wilderness for 40 days, and its goal is the preparation for Easter.

The most stringent is the last week before Easter – Holy week. On the first day after carnival Clean Monday and Good Friday the faithful don’t eat anything. On other days, Lenten menu is composed by the following rules.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – xerophagy (the products that are not cooked and not fried – only bread, water, vegetables, fruit, honey, dried fruit).

Tuesday, Thursday – hot food, but without the addition of vegetable and even more so of butter.

Saturday, Sunday – food with vegetable oil.

Fish is allowed on the Annunciation (April 7) and palm Sunday (in 2017 9 April). On Lazarus Saturday (in 2017, 8 APR) allowed caviar. On good Friday (in 2017 April 14), you cannot eat until the shroud.

During lent one cannot eat meat and derivatives, milk and related to it products, eggs, and also prohibited to drink alcohol.

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Monday, February 27, – full abstention from food.

Tuesday, February 28 – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Wednesday, March 1 – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Thursday, March 2 – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Friday, March 3 – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Saturday, 4 March – boiled food with the addition of vegetable oil, wine.

Sunday, 5 March – boiled food with the addition of vegetable oil, wine.

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Monday, March 6 – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

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Tuesday, March 7 – boiled vegetable food without oil.

Wednesday, March 8 – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Thursday, 9 March – boiled vegetable food without oil.

Friday, March 10 – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Saturday, 11 March – boiled food with the addition of vegetable oil, wine.

Sunday, 12 March – boiled food with the addition of vegetable oil, wine.

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Monday, March 13 – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Tuesday, March 14 – boiled vegetable food without oil.

Wednesday, March 15 – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Thursday, 16 March – boiled vegetable food without oil.

Friday, March 17 – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Saturday, 18 March – boiled food with the addition of vegetable oil, wine.

Sunday, 19 March – boiled food with the addition of vegetable oil, wine.

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Monday, March 20 – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Tuesday, 21 March – boiled vegetable food without oil.

Wednesday, March 22 – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Thursday, 23 March – boiled vegetable food without oil and fish is allowed.

Friday, March 24 – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Saturday, 25 March – cooked food with the addition of vegetable oil, wine.

Sunday, 26 March – boiled food with the addition of vegetable oil, wine.

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Monday, March 27 – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Tuesday 28 March – boiled vegetable food without oil.

Wednesday, March 29 – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Thursday, March 30 – boiled vegetable food without oil.

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Friday, March 31 – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Saturday, 1 April – cooked food with the addition of vegetable oil, wine.

Sunday, April 2 – cooked food with the addition of vegetable oil, wine.

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Monday, April 3 – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Tuesday, April 4 – boiled vegetable food without oil.

Wednesday, April 5 – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Thursday, 6 April – boiled vegetable food without oil.

Friday, April 7 – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts). Fish is allowed.

Saturday, April 8 – cooked food with the addition of vegetable oil, wine, eggs. Fish allowed caviar.

Sunday, April 9 – it is permitted to eat fish.

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Holy week is a strict week of lent 2017 and each day carries its own name. It should also be noted that during Holy week the post is amplified and is really strict.

Monday, 10 April (Holy Monday) – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Tuesday, 11 April (Holy Tuesday) – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Wednesday, 12 April (Holy Wednesday) – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Thursday, 13 April (Maundy Thursday) – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Friday 14 April (good Friday) – total abstinence from food.

Saturday, April 15 (Holy Saturday) – xerophagy (the consumption of bread, raw vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, honey, nuts).

Sunday, April 16 (Resurrection of Christ) – Easter, the end of lent.

Note, apart from abstinence from food during lent 2016 need to keep ourselves from evil thoughts, negative emotions, foul language, swearing and scandals. During this period, believers must reflect on repentance and good in the world.

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