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Thursday, 16 January 2014 07:53

Winter Lent - Nativity Fast - Orthodox

The Nativity Fast is a period of abstinence and penance that is practiced by the Orthodox Christians in preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ on 25th December. 

The fast is similar to the Advent in Western churches, except that it runs for 40 days instead of four weeks. The fast is observed from

 

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014 06:57

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the first and second days of the first Jewish month of Tishrei.

In Israel Rosh Hashanah is the only holiday that is kept for 2 days.  The day is considered too important to be observed for only 24 hours, and both days are considered one long day of 48 hours. 

Rosh Hashanah is the

 

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