1) The Nativity Fast (Advent): Nov. 15 – Dec. 24
2) The Fast of the Holy Apostles (Ss. Peter and Paul Fast): Sundown of the Sunday of the Fathers through June 28.
During these two fast periods Wednesdays and Fridays are strict fast days as usual. On other days of the week, we abstain from meat, meat products and dairy products; but fish, wine and olive oil are permitted. Eggs are not permitted on any days. During the final weeks of the Nativity fast, Dec. 13 – 24, the fast is stricter and no fish is permitted. Olive oil and wine are permitted on Saturday and Sunday only.