Holy Week Fasting, and Easter Feasting

Holy Week—feast or fast? Both. For Catholics, fasting means maintaining Lenten obligation to enjoy one normal meal a day. Fasting becomes more rigorous after the special Maundy Thursday dinner—the Last Supper—which for some replicates Christ’s last meal. That would be a Seder meal with wine, unleavened bread, and a lamb shank, plus other offerings. This feast also commemorates Christ’s institution of the Holy Eucharist.

From Good Friday to Easter Sunday—the Triduum—fasting…

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