Reflecting on 21 Centuries of Faith

The Fast of Adam

Shortly before Lent, in the Greek Rite, there is a three-day period of penance and fasting called the “Fast of Adam”.  This recalls the “law of abstinence given by God to Adam in Eve in paradise (Genesis 2:17).”[1]

[1] Klein, Rev. Peter, The Catholic Source Book (Harcourt Religion Publishers, 2000) p. 102

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