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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.