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Orthodox Christians began Petrov post

June 27 2005

Today. The Church encourages its children to fast following the example of the apostles, who, having the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, "in labor and hardship, often in the vigil, in hunger and thirst, often in the post" (2 Cor. 2) preparing for the World preaching Christianity.

Establishing Petrova post refers to the first years of the Church. It is mentioned in the Apostolic Constitutions: "After one week of Pentecost, a feast, and then post." Petrov post permanently established after Constantinople and Rome were built temples in the name of the Apostles Peter and Paul.

The Charter of the Church prescribes during this fast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, to refrain from fish, wine and oil, on the other days - just off the fish.

This post is near the time of the day of the summer solstice (June 21), after which the day is gradually reduced, so the people say: "Peter and Paul Day slackened." Petrov post crowns Day Saints vsehvalnyh Apostles Peter and Paul on July 12.

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