ASK FATHER: Eating meat on Friday in the Octave of Easter

Posted April 20, 2017 9:40 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

ASK FATHER: Eating meat on Friday in the Octave of Easter

Let’s get out in front of this before the calendar clicks over to Friday
From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My wife and I recently returned to the traditional friday abstinence from meat year round.
Traditionally, would the friday abstinence from meat also apply during fridays of the whole easter season?
What about just the octave?
Congratulations for wanting to adhere to the traditional practices.  Kudos.
You’ve asked a good question.
Pay attention, in the Latin Church, to can. 1251:
Can. 1251 Abstinence from meat, or from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference, is to be observed on all Fridays, unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday.

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