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Do you fast during Holy Week?

like eating no meat, one meal a day, or just water

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Asked by filmom2ethan at 8:34 PM on Apr. 21, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • No.

    Answer by minnesotanice at 8:36 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • In the Catholic faith, fasting is believed to cleanse the soul. Observance of the Holy Week means meditation and praying. And Easter is considered a time of rejoicing (more than Christmas) for Jesus rising again.

    Comment by filmom2ethan (original poster) at 8:54 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • Nope I do not fast food but I do want to live the fasted lifestyle which means help the orphans, the widows, the lame the blind the deaf and raise the dead. If you look at the Word of God.. Jesus never fasted food. That was not the fast He was referring to.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 11:27 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days.

    Answer by zboys at 11:55 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • My family fasts a lot during Lent and Holy Week (meat, dairy, sex, sweets, alcohol). For Good Friday we will observe a very strict fast of only water. I find that by disciplining my body I draw closer to God and can share some part in Christ's sufferings. Strict fasts are not for everyone and should only be done under the guidance of a spiritual adviser.

    Answer by tobys.mommy at 12:03 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Yes--After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. (Mt.4:2) That's when the devil tempted him the first time by telling him to turn the stones into bread.

    To answer your question, OP, no I don't fast during Holy Week.

    Answer by popzaroo at 12:06 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • I don't believe in fasting...or Holy Week for that matter.

    I've never understood what could be gained by denying bodily needs.

    Answer by MamaK88 at 1:34 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • I'm diabetic so no I don't fast at any time.

    Answer by stitchintime at 12:05 AM on Apr. 24, 2011

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