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PURE MONDAY: FIRST DAY OF THE 2016 GREAT FAST
February 8, 2016
Today, Feb. 8, 2016 is a day of strict abstinence for Byzantine Catholics.
•The law of strict abstinence (fasting) forbids the use and consumption of all meat, eggs and dairy products.
•All faithful of the Archeparchy who receive the Eucharist are obliged to observe strict abstinence when prescribed.
•Strict abstinence (fasting) is to be observed in 2016 on Pure Monday, February 8 (the first day of the Great Fast), and on Great and Holy Friday, March 25.
SEE “REGULATIONS FOR THE SEASON OF THE GREAT FAST 2016” for additional information regarding Great Fast regulations.