A Facebook Lenten Journey

“For what doth it profit if we abstain from birds and fishes; and yet bite and devour our brethren?” ~John Chrysostom

Keen New Orthodox

Really excited about my first Lent!!! Orthodox Colleague has got me all excited about the Lenten Journey. Not so sure about the fasting rules – but I do need to lose weight. Where to find tasty recipes?

February 2 at 8:51pm. Like

Perpetual Dieter Likes this.

Meat Lover Prepare to be hungry! LOL <growling stomach!>.

February 2 at 9pm Like

Orthodox Perfectionist The fasting rules are simple. No meat. No fish. No dairy. No oil –except at weekends. If you’re going to fast, you should do it properly. It can be hard!

February 2 at 11:30pm Like

Keen New Orthodox What do you mean??

February 3 at 9:00am Like

Orthodox Perfectionist I had lunch with Non-Orthodox Friend and Orthodox Colleague yesterday. Non-Orthodox Friend knew we were fasting and made us cheese quiche, followed by fruit and milk chocolate to go with our coffee. Orthodox Colleague ate everything, and so I had to explain why I couldn’t eat any of it. It was soooo embarrassing.

February 3 at 10:00am Like

Keen New Orthodox You mean I can’t eat milk chocolate? Wow. This is harder than I thought! <Grins>

February 3 at 11:30am Like

Orthodox Perfectionist Not just milk chocolate. Other kinds of chocolate too – all sorts of foods have milk whey in them and you just don’t know – so check the ingredients really carefully. You don’t want to break the Fast, do you?  Didn’t Orthodox Colleague tell you about this. She is not setting you a very good example. Anyway, aren’t you fasting on Wednesdays and Fridays already?

February 3 at 1:00pm Like

Keen New Orthodox I would never have known. Thanks! I really want to get this right. Maybe I shouldn’t listen to her. Is she doing anything else wrong?

February 3 at 1:30pm Like

RECENT ACTIVITY

Keen New Orthodox is now friends with Gossip

Keen New Orthodox

Had another disagreement with Orthodox Colleague about fasting. Now I’m confused. Rules are meant to be kept – right?

February 3 at 7:00pm. Like

Orthodox Perfectionist and Gossip like this.

Keen New Orthodox

Don’t think I can associate with some people anymore. Orthodoxy means “the right way” and she is going off the tracks. Jokes about steak and desire are not funny! And someone should tell her. That’s why we fast, isn’t it – to get our minds OFF meat. BTW I am really enjoying the Vegan recipes you sent me – I spend hours each day planning menus, and I think about fasting all the time. You should taste my flourless chocolate cake. Drool!

February 4 at 6:30pm. Like

Orthodox Perfectionist Don’t let it get you down. She doesn’t know what she’s doing – and she’s the one who’ll suffer for it in the end.

February 4 at 7:08pm Like

Orthodox Colleague I didn’t say fasting was unimportant. I said it wasn’t the whole point. It’s not as though we are kids “giving something up” for Lent. Anyway, I thought we were friends….

February 4 at 11:00pm Like

Keen New Orthodox No! What is your problem? You’re deliberately spoiling MY Lenten Journey to Pascha. That’s not being a friend! I don’t want to be cruel and let you just find out, so I am telling you now that I am going to defriend you.

February 5 at 9:03am Like

Orthodox Perfectionist likes this.

RECENT ACTIVITY

Keen New Orthodox is now friends with Hypocrisy, Anger and Gluttony

Keen New Orthodox

Really excited about my first Lent!!! Orthodox Colleague has got me all excited about the Lenten Journey. Not so sure about the fasting rules – but I do need to lose weight. Where to find tasty recipes?

February 2 at 8:51pm. Like

Perpetual Dieter Likes this.

Meat Lover Prepare to be hungry! LOL <growling stomach!>.

February 2 at 9pm Like

Orthodox Perfectionist The fasting rules are simple. No meat. No fish. No dairy. No oil –except at weekends. If you’re going to fast, you should do it properly. It can be hard!

February 2 at 11:30pm Like

Keen New Orthodox What do you mean??

February 3 at 9:00am Like

Orthodox Perfectionist I had lunch with Non-Orthodox Friend and Orthodox Colleague yesterday. Non-Orthodox Friend knew we were fasting and made us cheese quiche, followed by fruit and milk chocolate to go with our coffee. Orthodox Colleague ate everything, and so I had to explain why I couldn’t eat any of it. It was soooo embarrassing.

February 3 at 10:00am Like

Keen New Orthodox You mean I can’t eat milk chocolate? Wow. This is harder than I thought! <Grins>

February 3 at 11:30am Like

Orthodox Perfectionist Not just milk chocolate. Other kinds of chocolate too – all sorts of foods have milk whey in them and you just don’t know – so check the ingredients really carefully. You don’t want to break the Fast, do you?  Didn’t Orthodox Colleague tell you about this. She is not setting you a very good example. Anyway, aren’t you fasting on Wednesdays and Fridays already?

February 3 at 1:00pm Like

Keen New Orthodox I would never have known. Thanks! I really want to get this right. Maybe I shouldn’t listen to her. Is she doing anything else wrong?

February 3 at 1:30pm Like

RECENT ACTIVITY

Keen New Orthodox is now friends with Gossip

Keen New Orthodox

Had another disagreement with Orthodox Colleague about fasting. Now I’m confused. Rules are meant to be kept – right?

February 3 at 7:00pm. Like

Orthodox Perfectionist and Gossip like this.

Keen New Orthodox

Don’t think I can associate with some people anymore. Orthodoxy means “the right way” and she is going off the tracks. Jokes about steak and desire are not funny! And someone should tell her. That’s why we fast, isn’t it – to get our minds OFF meat. BTW I am really enjoying the Vegan recipes you sent me – I spend hours each day planning menus, and I think about fasting all the time. You should taste my flourless chocolate cake. Drool!

February 4 at 6:30pm. Like

Orthodox Perfectionist Don’t let it get you down. She doesn’t know what she’s doing – and she’s the one who’ll suffer for it in the end.

February 4 at 7:08pm Like

Orthodox Colleague I didn’t say fasting was unimportant. I said it wasn’t the whole point. It’s not as though we are kids “giving something up” for Lent. Anyway, I thought we were friends….

February 4 at 11:00pm Like

Keen New Orthodox No! What is your problem? You’re deliberately spoiling MY Lenten Journey to Pascha. That’s not being a friend! I don’t want to be cruel and let you just find out, so I am telling you now that I am going to defriend you.

February 5 at 9:03am Like

Orthodox Perfectionist likes this.

RECENT ACTIVITY

Keen New Orthodox is now friends with Hypocrisy, Anger and Gluttony

4 Responses to A Facebook Lenten Journey

  1. Peter says:

    I’m a geek. I thought this was a real exchange.

  2. Anam Cara says:

    I still like Fredericka’s comment in one of her books – she was in the grocery store carefully reading labels for things like whey when her priest happened by. He told her that if she can’t see it, it’s not there.

  3. bringerblog says:

    this is just a question during the apostles fast except for one or two days you can eat fish is non dairy milk such as soy or hemp milk out of the question

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