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Offline Geremia

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Is the vigil of the Assumption (today) traditionally a day of fast and abstinence?

It's not mentioned here: http://sspx.org/en/rules-fast-and-abstinence
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Our priest mentioned in his sermon on Sunday that the Vigil of the Assumption would be a day of fast and partial abstinence. I was surprised, because I don't recall hearing that in the past.
 

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I read in an old Catechism, that the Vigil of the Assumption was a day of fast and abstinence in the U.S. Until the Immaculate Conception was named the patroness of our country; then the day of fast and abstinence was transferred to the vigil of that feast day.
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The FSSP Calendar calls for partial abstinence and fasting. Which is good since I just chunked down a quarter pound of salami for breakfast. Vegan smoothies are on the menu today. Seriously. I got great recipes if anyone is interested.
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Our priest mentioned in his sermon on Sunday that the Vigil of the Assumption would be a day of fast and partial abstinence. I was surprised, because I don't recall hearing that in the past.

This is what our priest said too.  I wasn't surprised, though, because I didn't expect to remember what I'd heard about it before. 
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fast on vigil of Assumption of ancient origins
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2018, 03:52:11 PM »
Traditionally, from ancient times, there was a fast:
Munificentissimus Deus §19:
Quote from: Pope Pius XII
that a holy fast had been ordered from ancient times for the day prior to the feast [of the Assumption] is made very evident by what our predecessor St. Nicholas I testifies in treating of the principal fasts which "the Holy Roman Church has observed for a long time, and still observes."
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Yes, and our Eastern brethren have been on the Dormition Fast for the whole past two weeks already!
 
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Yes, and our Eastern brethren have been on the Dormition Fast for the whole past two weeks already!

And it came so soon after what was a fairly long Apostle's Fast this year, too!
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