Dispensations from fasting seasons (Thanksgiving)
Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:06 PM
Because there is a wide diveristy of thought here, some posts might scandalize others, while other posts might sound judgemental of others...so why not let it go, and let's all have a BLESSED Thanksgiving in the true spirit of it being the closest thing we have to a national, inclusive of all religions, holy day!! (and enjoy your tofurkey, your turkey, your fish, or your turdunkin, or whatever you are going to eat, but always remembering how thankful the Pilgrims were when they sat down to eat their autumn bounty that day... and in light of all those who are suffering economically, let's also thank God for *whatever* food we are celebrating with.)
My parish (many volunteers of all ages) is doing a set up at a shelter tomorrow night and serving the next day. That 'giving' is truly what a most beautiful 'Thanksgiving' is about, whether it is for the unfortunate or for your beloved family, friend and/or relatives...
Lots of love of the beautiful American *holy*day of Thanksgiving to all,
Posted 25 November 2011 - 03:31 AM
Day 3 of a 7 day vacation and i am still sitting in front of this stupid computer writing here. Thanksgiving. Oh yeah. I need to focus more on that. Much to be thankful for. Now where did I put that list?
Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:06 PM
Another early Christian, Aristides, writes in his "Apology", "If there is a poor person among the Christians and they do not have the means to help him, they fast two or three days and give the food that they have saved through fasting to the hungry person.
One family in a parish in America decided to have a meal of just rice once a week during lent since that is daily diet of hundreds of millions of people in the world. When Lent was over , the family decided to continue the practice year-round once a month. The money that was saved was put in a special envelope and given through their church to the poor in the world.
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