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Definition: Ember Days
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Ember Days are "The
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the first Sunday in
(Pentecost), Holy Cross day (Sept. 14), and St. Lucy's day (Dec. 13), which are
days of fasting for the special sanctification of the four seasons, and for
obtaining God's blessing on the clergy, for whose ordination the Ember Saturdays
are specially set apart." (Catholic Dictionary) Note that Ember Days are of very
ancient origin (possibly dating back to apostolic times). Also note that it is
fast and observe
partial/full abstinence on Ember Days.
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