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MARY'S LENT

A period of fasting, August 1-14, observed by the Greeks, Copts, and Russians. According to custom and locality, they abstain from meat and eggs, sometimes milk and fish for two weeks preceding the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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