Nativity Fast

Event details

  • Tuesday | November 15, 2022 to Saturday | December 24, 2022
  • 6:00 am

Nativity Fast

Nativity Fast Guidelines:

From November 15th to December 12th:

On Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays:

Abstinence ofMeat, Meat Products, and Dairy Products.

No Abstinence of: Fish, Shellfish, Vegetables and Vegetable Products, and Fruit, Olive Oil and Wine.

On Wednesdays and Fridays:

Abstinence of: Meat, Meat Products, Dairy Products, Fish, Olive Oil and Wine.
No Abstinence of: Shellfish, Vegetables and Vegetable Products, and Fruit

THANKSGIVING DAY — The faithful of the Antiochian Archdiocese in the USA may relax the fast entirely to observe the Thanksgiving Day national celebration, which falls on November 26th this year. 


From December 13th through the 24th inclusive

(The Nativity Fast becomes more strict)

During these final days of the Nativity Fast, olive oil and wine are permitted only on Saturdays and Sundays. Fish is not permitted on any day during this period. 


Have a blessed Nativity Fast!