Christ Our Pascha: Catechism of the Ukrainian Catholic Church
175 Liturgically the Church re-creates the expectation of the Saviour in the history of salvation by means of the Fast that begins on November 15/28, the day after the feast of the apostle Philip. This Fast lasts until the Nativity of Christ, and is appropriately called the Nativity Fast, or popularly, Saint Philip’s Fast (in Ukrainian, Pilipivka). During the course of this Fast, the Church prepares us for the luminous feast of the Nativity of Christ, reminding us of the consequences of Adam’s sinful lack of self-control: “Refusing to fast, the first Adam tastes of the death-bearing tree.”137
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From Pascha to Pascha: We are Easter People - Let Us Beam With Festive Joy
The Nativity Fast is upon us— it begins on Nov 15 (Nov 28) and ends on the day of the feast Dec 25 (Jan 7). During this time we are encouraged to take forty days to prepare ourselves, and our families, to be spiritually ready to receive the incarnate God who comes to...
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