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Whit Ember Days
« on: June 02, 2020, 08:36:16 PM »
Here is some information on how the summer Ember days were treated until recently. 

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When Are the Whit Ember Days?
The Whit Ember Days are always on the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after Pentecost Sunday. 

Fasting Rules for Whit Embertide
The fasting rules apply to everyone who is 18 years of age through 59 years of age.

How Much Food Can I Eat?
One full meal and two smaller meals, that when combined, do not equal a full meal.

Wednesday after Pentecost – Fasting & Partial Abstinence

Partial abstinence: meat is allowed during the main meal of the day.

Friday after Pentecost :  Fasting & Abstinence

Full abstinence: No meat is allowed for Latin Rite Catholics.  Fish, eggs and cheese are allowed.

Saturday after Pentecost – Fasting & Abstinence

Full abstinence: No meat is allowed for Latin Rite Catholics.  Fish, eggs and cheese are allowed.
https://www.beautysoancient.com/whit-embertide-summer-all-you-need-to-know-about-whit-ember-days/

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Re: Whit Ember Days
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2020, 08:58:17 PM »
Is this just the 1st Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after Pentecost Sunday?
Like John Vennari (RIP) said "Why not just do it?  What would it hurt?"
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Re: Whit Ember Days
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2020, 09:05:23 PM »
Ember Days are 4 times a year: Lucy, Ash, Cross, Dove.  The Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday following the feasts of St. Lucy, Ash Wednesday, Holy Cross, and Pentecost.

They are observed in thanksgiving for the gifts of the earth (harvest) God has bestowed on mankind

(Edited for spelling).
« Last Edit: June 02, 2020, 09:08:10 PM by MundaCorMeum »
 
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Re: Whit Ember Days
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2020, 09:20:03 PM »
Must be just the 1st Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after Pentecost Sunday.
Like John Vennari (RIP) said "Why not just do it?  What would it hurt?"
Consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (PETITION)
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"We would be mistaken to think that Fatima’s prophetic mission is complete." Benedict XVI May 13, 2010

"Tell people that God gives graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Tell them also to pray to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for peace, since God has entrusted it to Her." Saint Jacinta Marto

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Re: Whit Ember Days
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2020, 04:49:35 PM »
Must be just the 1st Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after Pentecost Sunday.

For the particular group of Ember Days associated with Pentecost, yes, just the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday following Pentecost Sunday.  There are still the three other groups of Ember Days throughout the year.
 
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Re: Whit Ember Days
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2020, 05:27:07 PM »
I didn't even notice until Mike posted that the way it was phrased in the article was ambiguous.
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Re: Whit Ember Days
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2020, 08:32:48 PM »
I'm not sure why I was thinking it would be more than the 3 days anyway.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2020, 10:02:29 PM by mikemac »
Like John Vennari (RIP) said "Why not just do it?  What would it hurt?"
Consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (PETITION)
https://lifepetitions.com/petition/consecrate-russia-to-the-immaculate-heart-of-mary-petition

"We would be mistaken to think that Fatima’s prophetic mission is complete." Benedict XVI May 13, 2010

"Tell people that God gives graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Tell them also to pray to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for peace, since God has entrusted it to Her." Saint Jacinta Marto

The real nature of hope is “despair, overcome.”
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Re: Whit Ember Days
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2020, 09:30:19 PM »
Just in case it is helpful to anyone, I'll share how we remember our ember day fasting (it's really easy to forget).  My daughter cut down a piece of purple card stock to slightly bigger than note card size.  She glued a magnet to the back, and on Ember Days, we stick it to the microwave to remind us to fast.  It's actually very helpful.  We store it on the side of the fridge the rest of the time, so it's not cluttering the house or getting lost, either.
 
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Re: Whit Ember Days
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2020, 09:41:02 PM »
I forgot the most important part!  She drew a little cross on the top, and 'Ember Day' on the front.
 
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