Fasting when you can eat fish?
Orthodox Christians in the year 4 post: Great (before Easter), Christmas (before Christmas), Petrov (a week after the Trinity) and Assumption (a month after Petrova fast). During all the posts it is forbidden to eat wine, food of animal origin, including eggs and dairy products.
However, some days it is allowed to eat fish. So if you decide to observe any fasting when you can eat fish, you should know for sure so as not to disturb it.
- Great post. This is the most important and most rigorous of Christian posts. In this post, fish is allowed to eat exclusively on holidays, that is, on the Annunciation and Palm Sunday, and on Lazarus Saturday, you can also eat caviar. On these holidays, you can also pamper yourself with vegetable oil, wine and caviar.
- Assumption fasting set in memory of the Virgin Mary. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, it is only a matter of malnutrition, on Tuesdays and Thursdays - boiled food. Vegetable oil is available only on weekends.In this post when you can eat fish? Only in one single feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.
- The Christmas fast begins forty days before Christmas. This post is also quite strict, since on Mondays and Wednesdays a one-time malnutrition is recommended. Advent is the only post when you can eat fish on Saturdays and Sundays.
- Petrov post is the most loyal in the sense of nutrition. Fish can be eaten on Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends. On odd working days, you can also eat only once a day and only dry food.
Thus, during fasting, fish is considered a festive dish, and you can eat it not every day, especially in strict fasting positions, the Great and Ouspensky. But most importantly, if you decide to keep fasting to the fullest extent, then know that what is more important in fasting is not what you eat or do not eat, because fasting is not a diet. The main thing is to pacify their spirit and flesh, cleansing them from filth, cleansing the soul.