Calendar. Fasts and meals on 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE: below you will find information on xerophagy, a warm meal without oil and days of complete abstinence. This is a long-standing monastic tradition, which even in monasteries cannot always be observed in our time. Such tough restrictions are not for the laity which is encouraged only to abstain from eggs, dairy and meat food along fasting period and fish abstinence along strict fasting in addition. We are always advised to fast according to our strength, and you may find from experience that you need to modify the fasting rule to fit your own strength and situation. People in doubt about fast or abstinence should consult a parish priest.

Dates are indicated by the New Style (N.S.)

MAJOR FASTING PERIODS

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

THE GREAT LENT
19.02.2018 - 07.04.2018

xerophagy

warm meal without oil

xerophagy

warm meal without oil

xerophagy

warm meal with oil

warm meal with oil

Spring meat-eating period

fish

fish

THE APOSTLES' FAST
04.06.2018 - 11.07.2018

warm meal without oil

fish

xerophagy

fish

xerophagy

fish

fish

Summer meat-eating period

xerophagy

xerophagy

THE DORMITION FAST
14.08.2018 - 27.08.2018

xerophagy

warm meal without oil

xerophagy

warm meal without oil

xerophagy

warm meal with oil

warm meal with oil

Autumn meat-eating period

xerophagy

xerophagy

THE NATIVITY FAST

28.11.2018 - 06.01.2019

until 19th December

warm meal without oil

fish

xerophagy

fish

xerophagy

fish

fish

20.12.2018-01.01.2019

warm meal without oil

warm meal with oil

xerophagy

warm meal with oil

xerophagy

fish

fish

02.01.2019-06.01.2019

xerophagy

warm meal without oil

xerophagy

warm meal without oil

xerophagy

warm meal with oil

warm meal with oil

Winter meat-eating period

fish

fish