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Old 02-06-08, 09:32 AM
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Today is ASH Wednesday..

Just thought I would remind everyone that today is Ash Wednesday and you can't have meat today. Since its the start of lent, you are not supposed to have meat on Fridays till after Easter.

Sorry to break the bad news...
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Why because some book says so? Bring on the T-Bones!
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I'll be thinking of you when I eat my turkey sandwich this afternoon.
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I plan on eating gooey barbecue ribs and using the pages of the Bible as napkins.
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
I plan on eating gooey barbecue ribs and using the pages of the Bible as napkins.
Except you won't find traditions like this in the Bible.
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I've already had someone say, "Hey, you've got something on your forehead" in the elevator this morning.
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no sympathy?
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you can't have meat today
Why?
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Getting my smudge at Noon Mass.....

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Originally Posted by ANDREMIKE
no sympathy?

Nope. I don't have any sympathy for people that blow themselves up for Allah either. It's your decision.

You think God is really going to care if you eat meat or not? Or is it something man made up to control people like most of everything in religion?
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If the lions eat meat today, then I eat meat, too!
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I think its a matter of sacrificing something.

But I agree it seems silly... Why is it meat and not fish?
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Does Lent Seem Early to You?

It should. This is the earliest date for Ash Wednesday since 1856 1913.

A little more information on determining the date of Easter (and therefore, the date of Ash Wednesday which falls 46 days before Easter).

The basic rule for determining the date for Easter is that it is on the first Sunday after the first ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or after March 21st. The beginning date, March 21st, was chosen because it is usually the vernal equinox (generally, the first day of Spring). This means that the earliest day of the year that Easter can occur is, of course, March 22nd. Also, because of the regularity of lunar cycles, it can never occur later than April 25th.

Now the ecclesiastical full moon can actually be at a different time than the actual astronomical full moon at least for various locations. This is a result of that confusing confluence of time and space that is known as the international date line. The full moon, at locations near the date-line can occur at the same time on two different days. Be that as it may, the ecclesiastics, perhaps wisely, ignore this anomaly.

The current formula for Easterís date was first developed at the Council of Nicea (convened by Constantine the Great) in 325 A.D. But it was then applied to the Julian Calendar (developed under the Roman Empire). Because there was no leap year to keep the actual year aligned with the calendar year, the date for the vernal equinox would seem to advance at a steady rate through the calendar over the years. Had not Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 executed a reform of the calendar that kept it steadily aligned with the actual astronomical year, Easter, being based on the vernal equinox, would also have lost all consistency of date.

Source

If you like math, then here is a site that gives you all the numbers behind figuring out the date of Easter for both the Roman and Orthodox churches.
http://catholicinformation.aquinasan...-early-to-you/
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Traditionally, meat was a luxury dish. Peasants never had it anyway.

I want to see some people give up video games for Lent.
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger
I want to see some people give up video games for Lent.

or posting here.....
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Originally Posted by Minor Threat
or posting here.....

Well lets not get drastic!
Old 02-06-08, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger
Traditionally, meat was a luxury dish. Peasants never had it anyway.

Well that makes no sense.. If they didn't have it then it was pretty easy for them to give it up.. Plus where was the sacrifice?
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I abide by the rule but there's nothing to feel sorry about... Fridays in Lent are a great time for cheese pizza, pasta and grilled salmon.

I'll be eating well and don't feel much of a sacrifice at all.

Besides, steak 6 days a week is enough
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger
Traditionally, meat was a luxury dish. Peasants never had it anyway.

I want to see some people give up video games for Lent.

An ex-GF used to give up soda for Lent. She was a six-pack-a-day Coke-a-holic, so that was a real sacrifice for her.
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger
Traditionally, meat was a luxury dish. Peasants never had it anyway.

I want to see some people give up video games for Lent.

Only rich people knew how to hunt?
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Originally Posted by ANDREMIKE
Well that makes no sense.. If they didn't have it then it was pretty easy for them to give it up.. Plus where was the sacrifice?
I think he meant that we are bringing ourselves to the peasant level, to eat as they did... not that they gave anything up.
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Originally Posted by ANDREMIKE
Today is ASH Wednesday..


Hail to the king, baby.
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Originally Posted by GuessWho
I think he meant that we are bringing ourselves to the peasant level, to eat as they did... not that they gave anything up.

Hey I shop at food 4 less. So I live as a peasent...
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Originally Posted by Groucho


Hail to the king, baby.


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