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This is an Orthodox Christian celebration

Forgiveness Sunday, also called Cheesefare Sunday, is the final day of pre-Lent. It is the Sunday after Meatfare Sunday and the Sunday before the Sunday of Orthodoxy.

On this last Sunday before Great Lent, the last day that traditionally Orthodox Christians eat dairy products until Easter, the Church remembers the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise.

On Forgiveness Sunday many attend Forgiveness Vespers on the eve of Great Lent. They hear the teaching about fasting and forgiveness and enter the season of the fast forgiving one another so that God will forgive them

Location

United Kingdom

Details

Contact: Becky Lamyman
E: rsl7@kent.ac.uk
Categories: Religious festivals

 

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