common system of posts was established Russian Orthodox Church back in 1166 their total duration is 200 days a year.Posts are divided into multi-day and day.During the year, the faithful hold four multi-day fasting: Great Petrovsky, Christmas and the Assumption.Daily posts met on Wednesday and Friday of each week, in the eve of the Epiphany, the day of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist and Holy Cross.
Wednesday and Friday called meatless days.And during the summer between Petrov and the Dormition Fast and the fall before Advent, those are the days of strict fasting, t. E. Prohibiting the consumption of fish, meat and dairy products.In the winter carnivore between Christmas and Lent, as well as
spring to Petrov post allowed cooked foods, vegetable oil and fish.Fish products are also prohibited on the day of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist and Holy Cross.
Petrov, or apostolic post begins a week after the Holy Trinity.According to the requirements of the fish is allowed only on Tuesday and Thursday and at the weekend, when it starts a lightweight post.A method for preparing fish products include decoction, braising, baking and frying in vegetable oil.During the Dormition Fast commemorated Jesus Christ's mother Mary.This post is more stringent than Petrov.Fish dishes are allowed to use only once, on the feast of the Transfiguration.
Advent always starts in the same day, 28 November, and lasts for forty days until January 6, when celebrated on Christmas Eve.This post gives austerity Assumption great.Fish and fish products that can be consumed with vegetable oil and wine are permitted on Saturday and Sunday.
most severe and long-lasting of all the post - Great.He anticipates the onset of a large church holiday - Easter.Lent begins seven weeks before the holiday, and consists of the Lent, t. E. Four weeks, and Holy Week.Lent symbolizes the life of the Lord Jesus Christ on earth, and his stay in the desert for 40 days and Holy Week is dedicated to the memory of the last days of earthly life, suffering, death and burial of Jesus Christ.The faithful during all days of fasting abandon dairy products, poultry, meat.And only two holidays suggests eating fish, oil and wine - Annunciation (unless that day falls on Holy Week) and Palm Sunday.And Lazarus Saturday allowed a taste of caviar.