Ember Days

If I were to move denominations, it would be nice if I could find one (other than LCMS) that was more liturgical.

I like the idea of following the church calendar.  Today I listened to a podcast that talked about "Ember Days", which I had never heard of before.

Ember days are four different sets of 3 days of fasting (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) throughout the liturgical year.

Fasting (in its pure form) is meant to sharpen the spirit and prepare for repentance and spiritual rejuvenation.  It readies our mind for prayer and helps to focus on that prayer.

I am drawn to the liturgical calendar, and will most likely keep track of some of these days, with the intent of honoring a few of them.

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2 thoughts on “Ember Days

  1. Until the very recent rise in popularity of the traditional Latin liturgy, I'd never heard of Ember days either. I'm not into them.

    I don't know what your options are. I enjoyed the Anglican service I attended a few months ago.

    This is the time of year when funeral homes make available to churches calendars for the coming year and, most often, significant days and seasons are printed on them. So you might consider picking up one of those free calendars from the back of a church.

    "For the Life of Me" - I like that. Peace.

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    Somehow your comments got shuffled off the to the spam folder...I think I fixed it now.

    I do have lots of options here, but theology comes before comfort so I'm not sure Anglican is the best choice.

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