Week of the Publican
Even a person who is far from the belief that in modern society has long ceased to be a rarity, this concept has somehow, but been familiar, somehow, yes, but people who believe in God often do not really fully understand that It represents the Great Lent. After all, a believing person does not mean fasting, fasting: you can go to church, put candles, keep the commandments, but at the same time do not go deep into faith and do not consider obligatory the observance of such standard norms of the Christian religion as fasts. With the phrase “Great Lent”, many represent only a strict restriction in the choice of food, even more stringent than in regular posts, devoid of the prefix “Great”. Some also know that Lent is the preparation of the Christian for Easter, and, accordingly, for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. So what is Lent at its core? What is it for and what is it “invented” for? And why do some foods go out of use during fasting? We’ll try to figure it out.
To begin with, in order: Lent in Church Slavonic is Four-Decade, which means a quantitative period of fasting – 40 days. Lent is not only observed by the Christian church, it is the central post of all historical churches, as well as several Protestant denominations. Continue reading