JTW2014 Posted January 12, 2014 Share Posted January 12, 2014 Hi everyone, I'm an Orthodox Christian and am wondering if it's a bad idea to do a Whole30 right before our fast begins. The traditional Orthodox Lenten fast forbids all meat, dairy, oil, fish and wine. Wine and oil are allowed on weekends and fish is allowed once during the fast. What we call Meatfare Sunday is February 23rd. This is not the start of the Lenten fast but is the last time meat is allowed. The fast starts the following sunday (March 2nd) and is called Cheesefare Sunday because it is the last time dairy, fish, oil and wine are allowed until Easter. I'm not sure I'll be able to keep the fast without eating grains and I'm afraid that going from the Whole30 to a strict vegan diet will cause issues. What do you think? Are there any other Orthodox Christians here who try to keep the Fast? Jen Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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