How to eat in Lent. Sample menu for weeks
One of the most important periods for self-examination, internal spiritual cleansing, repentance and reconciliation between a Christian and God is Lent. Despite the fact that fasting is, first of all, introspection, however, repentance, alms, refusal to eat during this period play an important role. Of course, “culinary” abstinence is not a virtue in itself, but it is a means to an end, since it is designed to develop discipline and the capacity for self-sacrifice in a person.
Remember! “Fasting was designed to humble the body. Therefore, if the body is already in a state of humility, illness, or weakness, the person should taste as much as he or she may wish (St. Timothy of Alexandria).
Great post - menu for every day
We offer to your attention the calendar of meals by day during Lent. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday are the days of dry eating,on Tuesdays and Wednesdays it is allowed to eat hot food without oil, but Saturday and Sunday presupposes food seasoned with vegetable oil, as well as red church wine "Kagor". Fish dishes - you can eat only twice for the whole of Great Lent - on the feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos and Palm Sunday. And on the Saturday after the Annunciation, which is called Lazareva, it is allowed to pamper yourself with fish roe, which is considered a symbol of resurrection.
By the way, the first two days of Great Lent are recommended to be held in the severity of the first degree, that is, you can not eat anything - you can only drink water. And the Holy Week prescribes to believers the severity of the second degree - dry food (eating foods without heat treatment), and from Friday to Saturday of this week means a complete rejection of food.
Return to the normal diet, you can after attending church service on the resurrection of Christ - April 20, 2015.
What you can eat in Lent
Many people, especially newbies, doubt their own abilities, because they don’t know what should be in the Great Post of the menu, what products can be eaten and which can not.Let's find out what you can eat in the post, so as not to harm the body, but on the contrary - to spend these forty days not only for the benefit of the soul, but also for the body. So:
- Various cereals
- Beans - beans, peas, lentils
- Fresh vegetables. Pay particular attention to the different varieties of cabbage.
- Any fruit, both fresh and dried
- Mushrooms - thanks to the mushrooms in the Great Post of the menu can look "meat", since any type of mushrooms is an excellent meat substitute.
- Canned vegetables
- Lean sweets, honey, sugar
- Nuts and seeds
- Tea coffee
What you can not eat in Lent
- Gum and Chocolate
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