Christmas Fast Invites Bulgarians to Repent Sins

Society | November 15, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Christmas Fast Invites Bulgarians to Repent Sins Orthodox Christians enter Wednesday a forty-day fast to anticipate the birth of Jesus Christ. File photo by Yuliana Nikolova (Sofia Photo Agency)

Bulgarian Orthodox Church opens Wednesday the traditional Christmas fast, a forty-day period hailing the humbleness of soul and body to meet the birth of Jesus Christ.

The Long Lent, as it is also known, is seeking to purify people's bodies and souls, to propel the individual to do decent deeds and to repent over sins.

Fasting is related to the partial or temporary abstinence from food, particularly of animal origin such as meat and dairy products.

It is to the Church of Rome that we must give the credit for the origins of the feast of the birth of Christ.

Unlike the Orthodox Church preaching meat abstinence throughout the whole fasting period, the Roman Catholic Church recommends abstinence on Fridays only.

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