Advent: one must be abide by the restrictions in food

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Рождественский пост: кому нельзя соблюдать ограничения в едеOn 28 November the Christmas fast began, which will last until Christmas.

It is important to remember that the main task of advent is to cleanse myself spiritually.

The main thing is not to quarrel with family and friends, rid yourself of sinful thoughts and passions. To hold a post in prayer is much more important than abstinence from non-Lenten food.

According to the priests, the sick people are allowed to fast to the extent in which they allow the doctor. In addition to ease in the food to people in old age, as well as those who are engaged in heavy physical labor, is in the way. As a rule, exempt from fasting pregnant women and young children.

What foods not to eat in the Christmas post:

meat;
eggs;
milk;
cheese;
butter;
fish and wine (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
In a post alcoholic drinks it is best to not drink at all. Although weekends and holidays are allowed to drink a little wine.

What you can eat in advent:

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vegetables (potatoes, beets, carrots, cabbage, legumes, onions);
fruits (apples, pears, bananas, oranges, tangerines, mango, papaya, pineapple);
berries (grapes, persimmon);
mushrooms;
cereal (rice, buckwheat, oatmeal, etc.);
bread (breadcrumbs);
greens;
nuts (including sunflower seeds);
honey;

Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday you can eat fish, seafood, oil and even wine.

During lent can be eaten raw, boiled, steamed, roasted, savoury food. Also allowed to make the salads, pickles and canned vegetables and fruit, soups, casseroles, stews, pies, dumplings. Not forbidden to drink juices, fruit drinks, jelly and tea.

However, remember that from 2 to 5 January 2018 post amplified and can not be used even fish. And on Christmas eve (6th January) you cannot eat until the first star in the sky.

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