Holy Great Fast
There are 12 questions in this category.
During the Fast of Jonah or Nineveh, is there a response recited at communion time with the Holy Book of Psalm 150? Some people say Jonah in the belly of the whale as a symbol of the Lord Jesus Christ in the tomb three days. Also should the long Alleluia be said at the beginning of this Holy Psalm or is that exclusive to the Holy Great Fast? Also should Je efesmarout and Pimairomi be said? And finally, should the concluding hymn of Somatos be said?
For what purpose is the Apostles’ Fast or what does signify?
How long are the Apostles’ Fast, the Holy Great Fast, and Jonah's Fast (in days)?
How many times do we fast per year (excluding Wednesdays and Fridays)?
Is honey allowed during the fast?
Is sexual relation between husband and wife permitted at all during the fast?
Is the melody for Adam Theotokia during the Holy Great Fast the same as the annual? Is there any special rite or the regular order for Midnight Praises?
On what basis and sources of information does our Church build her decisions concerning what types of food to abstain from during our fasts?
Question about rites during the Great Fast: Is Tasbeha or Midnight Psalmody prayed throughout the week? Also can you pray Vespers on Sunday night since the Divine Liturgy is in the morning?
What are the rites for the Friday concluding the Holy Great?
What is the correct Rite for the Divine Liturgy of the Sunday proceeding the first Sunday of the Holy Great Fast?
What is the reason for fasting an extra week at the beginning of the Holy Great Fast?
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