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The Orthodox Christian Lent begins today

March 6 2006

Today, Orthodox Christians, Lent begins forty-day, which will continue to last until Easter, which this year will be celebrated on April 23.

Lent is associated with the evangelical tradition of how the Lord 40 days of fasting in the desert. He is considered the most important of the four multi-day fasts.

According to church Kanok, during Lent the faithful must refuse the use of meat and dairy products several times allowed to eat fish. For the Orthodox Christian importantly at this time - prayer, repentance and forgiveness of injuries, reports the "First Channel".

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