Can Lutherans eat meat on Fridays during Lent?
yes. as a lutheran it is your choice to eat meat or not.
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Generally this is as a mark of respect and remembrance of thesacrifice made by Jesus on Good Friday. Originally only a Lentenpenance for the sins of mankind this was extended to includeWednesdays and Fridays on certain rogation days with specialprayers during the Penitential Seasons of Advent (prior… toChristmas) and Lent (prior to Easter) which is why since theliturgical reforms of Vatican II it is now done around the timewhen Jesus' death is remembered. In the Catholic religion, these days during Lent symbolizerepentance days so people can contemplate their sins and ask forforgiveness. Prior to the Vatican Council changes, every Friday wasmandated as a day of fasting for all Catholics unless a specialdispensation was given by a Bishop or parish priest. The originalpractice had lost much of it's significance for many Catholics,since so many dispensations for reasons of health or travel or oldage hardship, caused confusion or religious scruples among many andthere was always the possibility of causing unnecessary scandal tothose who knew you were Catholic but didn't know you had sought adispensation for medical or other reasons. There were geographicareas that were blessed with an abundance of seafood that made thefast seem less than salutary for many and other areas where povertycaused an unequal hardship. The updated changes made thetraditional Friday fast a more positive practice when it was madevoluntary instead of mandatory except on Ash Wednesday and theFridays during Lent. This is a little difficult to explain in a short answer. AllFridays of the year are days of abstinence from meat incommemoration of Christ's passion and death. This has been ineffect since the very early Church (we're talking the first centuryor the second century). Pope Paul VI revised the entire scheme offasting and abstinence (the later now refers to abstaining frommeat) in his Apostolic Constitution Paenitemini on Fast andAbstinence; but it very plainly included the abstinence from meaton every Friday of the year that was not a Feast day. He did allowindividual Bishops' conferences to stipulate that, outside of Lent,the Bishops could stipulate some other penitential practice insteadof abstaining from meat, but it would remain meat on Ash Wednesday,and the Fridays of Lent. Although the American Bishops have donethis, the British Bishops just rescinded this as no one wasfollowing the practice of giving up SOMETHING on Fridays, so theyhave re-instituted the practice of abstaining from meat on allFridays of the year (that are not feast days). Short answer? tocommemorate Christ's passion and death. ( Full Answer )
The Code of Canon Law of the Catholic Church states that the penitential days and times (such as Lent) in the universal Church are every Friday of the whole year and the season of Lent (Code of Canon Law 1250). In Code of Canon Law 1251 states that, abstinence from meat, or from some other food as d…etermined by the Episcopal Conference, is to be observed on all Fridays, unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday. Abstinence and fasting are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.. The law of abstinence binds those who have completed their fourteenth year. The law of fasting binds those who have attained their majority, until the beginning of their sixtieth year. Pastors of souls and parents are to ensure that even those who by reason of their age are not bound by the law of fasting and abstinence, are taught the true meaning of penance (Code of Canon Law 1252).. Catholic Practices . Catholics usually only eat fish on Fridays during Lent because during that time they believe they should give up to meat every Friday as penance and in recognition of the crucifixion of Jesus. Many Catholics do choose to eat fish as an alternative.. Answer . The Church continues to encourage abstinence (eating no meat) on Friday as an act of penance. The practice is no longer binding under sin. ( Full Answer )
The reason Catholics do not eat meat on Fridays is in remembranceof the day of Jesus Christ's sacrifice for all of humanity. It is aform of penance to honor and worship God. Note that many Catholics today believe that the Church allows themto eat meat on Fridays except during Lent. This is not true…. TheChurch allows Catholics to choose between abstaining from meat, orperforming other acts of penance on Fridays. Catholics rarelyperform any other act of penance on Fridays. The Bishops areconsidering rescinding this option between penance and abstinencefrom meat and ordering all Catholics to abstain from meat onceagain. Below is a link to Paul VI's Apostolic Constitution onPenance, which covers the rules for fasting and abstinence onFridays. As noted above, Catholics abstain from meat on Fridays incommemoration of Christ's passion and death. This custom has beenprevalent among Christians from the first century. The law ofabstinence forbids the use of meat, but not of eggs, the productsof milk, or condiments made of animal fat. The abolition of Fridayabstinence is a common misapprehension. Friday abstinence was notabolished; rather the faithful now have a choice either to abstainfrom meat or perform some other kind of penance on Fridays. Howeverthis choice is only for outside of Lent. Current Church law in theterritories of the United States still regards abstinence from meatas the only form of penance which must be performed during Lent. extracted from Modern Catholic Dictionary by John A.Hardon, S.J. Doubleday & Co., Inc. Garden City, NY 1980 Do a lot of praying, going to Church, and practicing Lentendisciplines, particularly fasting. Passion (Palm) Sunday startsHoly Week, which commemorates Jesus' entrance into Jersualem, thePassion is read at Mass. Sometime during Holy Week, traditionallyon Holy Thursday morning, all the priests of the diocese gettogether with the Bishop and celebrate the Chrism Mass when theBishop blesses the Oils that will be used throughout the dioceseand throughout the coming year. On Holy (Maundy) Thursday evening, the Mass of the Lord's Supper iscelebrated, which commemorates the Lord establishing the Eucharistand the Priesthood. On Good Friday no Mass is celebrated, but the Passion is read, theCross is venerated, Intercessions are offered for everyone, andHoly Communion is given. On Holy Saturday night, the Easter Vigil begins, after dark, whenOur Blessed Lord's resurrection is celebrated, new catechumens arebrought into the Church, the new first is lighted, it is awonderful Mass. ( Full Answer )
During Lent Catholics may not eat meat on Fridays. Crab is allowed because it is not the meat of a warmblooded animal. This answer is from the Catholic forum and in accordance with Canon Law. "The law of abstinence forbids the eating of meat, but not eggs, milk products, nor condiments of any k…ind, even though made from animal fat. Forbidden are the flesh meat of warm blooded animals and all parts of such animals. This does not include meat juices, broths, soups, lards, gravies, sauces, animal fats, and liquid foods made from meat. Also allowed are fish and all such cold-blooded animals such as frogs, shell-fish, clams, turtles, oysters, crabs, and lobsters. All those who have completed their fourteenth year are bound to the law of abstinence from meat on Ash Wednesday and on all the Friday's of Lent." Abstinence is required of those age 14 and older. (Canon 1250 -1253). Fasting is different. The Western Catholic Church requires members age 18 to 59 to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Certain people are excused from these obligations, including those who are frail, pregnant or manual laborers. See Canon 97. ( Full Answer )
Catholics can eat anything they want on Fridays during Lent, so long as it is not flesh meat. Fish and seafood are allowed, thus many Catholics mark the season by seeking out and choosing to eat fish on Fridays as an observance of this rule during Lent. Eating fish is not required on Fridays during …Lent, rather it is simply a deep-seated tradition in Catholic culture. There are some esoteric rules as to what kinds of meats are allowed and what are not, but those are trivial to the intent of rule, which is to promote a spirit of penitential discipline. For example, there are references around the internet which tell the story of how capybara, a bizarre mammal often dwelling near water, became recongized as an acceptable choice under the rules of Friday abstenence. It is a penetential discipline of the Roman Catholic Church to abstain from meat during Lent. Abstinence is a different, although related practice, from fasting. Fasting is the practice of limiting or foregoing all food and drink. Abstinence is simply the elimination of one or more classes of food-- meat or chocolate, for instance. Catholics between the ages of 18 and 60 are expected to fast (one full meatless meal, with no more than two supplements not equalling that first meal) on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Catholics 14 and over are expected to observe abstinence from meat on Ash Wednesdays and all the Fridays of Lent. These laws are mitigated for health reasons. To disregard these laws completely is considered seriously sinful (which is code for 'matter for mortal sin'). In addition to Lenten observances, Catholics are encouraged to maintain their own penitential practices throughout the rest of the year, which may include forms of fasting and abstinence. Don't forget grilled cheese. My family and I eat a lot of grilled cheese during Lent. ( Full Answer )
You may eat meat if it is recommended by your doctor and with guidance from your pastor or confessor. However, you should make some other sacrifice on Fridays of Lent.
Yes many christians do it, but the main thing is to be clean in the heart, these are all not necessary.
That is what Catholics over the age of fourteen are supposed to do. Are you sure you are not asking the opposite question?
No; The Catholic Church teaches that you must abstain from meat every Friday during Lent- unless you are under 14 years of age and have a serious reason to eat meat (like illness)
On Fridays, Catholics over the age of 14 are not supposed to any kind of meat. Fish is okay however and many churches have "seafood dinners" on the Fridays during Lent. Answer Abstaining. During Lent, one must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday. The Church's rules require abstaining from… meat on all Fridays of the year. Some countries have an indult where you may abstain from something else on Fridays outside of Lent although meat is still recommended, for a complete discussion of the current rules, read Pope Paul VI's regulations which are still in effect, at the link below. ( Full Answer )
Fasting from meat is for people over 14 years of age. It excludes the elderly and children under the age of 14 because they need the nutrition.
All Catholics over the age of 14 must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during Lent.
Culturally there is a general preference for meat over fish. Lent is a time of sacrifice and penance in order to prepare for Easter, so the Church has deemed it appropriate to abstain from meat (the preferred meal) on Fridays as a sacrifice.
Any Catholic from age 14 up is bound by the rules of abstinence during Lent unless contraindicated by medical reasons.
Most religions that celebrate Easter, don't eat meat on Fridays during lent. Here are a few suggestions: . Pizza . Fish . Lobster . Peanut butter and jelly . Soup . Salad . Pasta
if eating meat is not written in the holy bible during passover or lent then why is it even talked about.
Catholics do not eat meat of Fridays during lent in remembrance of the day of Jesus Christ's sacrifice for humanity. It is a form of penance to honor and worship God. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends of Easter Sunday. Lent lasts 40 days (not counting Sundays).
Turtles are cold blooded so would not be considered as meat on Fridays during lent. However, who would want to eat a turtle?
With the arguable exception of such Anglo-Catholic groups such as the monastic Cowley Fathers ( name comes from a town in England, not their headdress!) Modern Episcopalianism does not have any specific dietary laws or fasts except possibly on Good Friday. There are high ( pro-catholic in formality)… and Low Episcopal churches and like most Protestant denominations,l a surprising variety of practical (free-style) as far as worship styles go- not paint-By-Number or assembly-line format- except of course for the Book of Common Prayer. ( Full Answer )
This answer will be based according to your Faith. Catholics observe fasting during lent and fasting can be classified into 2 categories: 1. Full Fasting, literally no food intake. 2. Partial Fasting. This is done with water or light meal. This fasting is observed by person who has for medical …issues and as prescribed by doctors. ( Full Answer )
In the 1500's Catholic Fishermen were struggling to make a living so they asked the pope for help. He declared meat forbidden during lent but fish was not meat. The fishermen responded by generously donating to the church. There's no religious reason why fish, lobster and shrimp aren't considered …meat. ( Full Answer )
No, unless they are required to eat meat for medical reasons, all Catholics from age 14 until death must abstain.
You can eat any type of meat, except on Fridays when no meat is to be eaten. However, fish and other types of seafood are not considered to be meat.
The current law in effect since Pope Paul VI is you must begin abstinence from your fourteenth year until the end of your life - thus 14 years old.
On Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent, no meat is permitted for those age 14 and older
Yes because in lent the only kind of meat you can have is fish meat. (if you are talking about the catholic religion) . Extended Answer: Yes; From the Code of Canon Law: "Abstinence from eating meat or another food according to the prescriptions of the conference of bishops is to be obs…erved on Fridays throughout the year unless they are solemnities; abstinence and fast are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and on the Friday of the Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ." (CIC 1251) Now, to fully understand what is meant by this we must take a look at the original Latin used for 'meat' in this Canon: the word used is 'Carnis' which refers strictly to the flesh-meat of warmblooded animals and poultry. So by this definition seafood and amphibians are allowed. ( Full Answer )
Such a practice does not have express Biblical warrant. However this does not mean that the custom is anti-bible. What the Bible DOES teach is the concept that there are certain times and certain days on which it is appropriate to fast and or abstain from things we like. This is for the purpose of d…isciplining our bodies: "Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God." The Bible also teaches that we are to obey the Church. Therefore the Church asks Catholics on certain days to fast and or abstain as a testament to the Sacrifice Christ has made for us. Therefore Catholics joyfully keep to this venerable practice. The practice of abstinence from meat on Friday's in Lent is an Ecclesiastical tradition. It is something the Church universal does as a testament to the Sacrifice Christ has made for us. ( Full Answer )
Catholic Answer If there is a problem with your protein intake and for some reasonyou could not assimilate protein from fish, seafood, dairyproducts, or soybean; then you should talk this over with yourconfessor or pastor and I am sure they will give you adispensation. But remember that you are only… going without meat onone day a week (two for the first week), so even then I don't thinkyou would have a major problem. You might need to speak with yourdoctor. ( Full Answer )
There is no teaching in the Lutheran Church regarding the eating of meat on Fridays. Lutherans do take on fasting as a Lenten discipline, but this is personal and individual. Often Lutherans will fast by eating only one small meal after sundown every day throughout Lent or something similar. Often L…enten fasting is not followed on Sundays as Sundays are considered "little Easters" and are not included in the 40-day count of the days of Lent. ( Full Answer )
Lent is not a part of the Buddhist tradition, so as far as I know they do not change their eating habits during this liturgical season.
Lent is the Christian equivalent of Ramadan. As far as Catholics are concerned you don't eat meat on any Friday never mind lent. It doesn't mean you are doomed to hell it just means you should eat fish on a Friday. You would not be condemned to hell if you had an allergy. God is supposed to be all k…nowing and understanding. . Catholic Answer You only condemn yourself to hell by dying in mortal sin. There are three things necessary for a mortal sin: 1) serious matter, 2) knowledge 3) and full consent of the will. If one of these is missing or imperfect the sin is less than mortal, and would not condemn you to hell. We assume that eating meat on Friday would be a serious matter as the Church has required this of you (if you completed your fourteen year), so you must have the knowledge that you should comply with this law and knowingly break it. ( Full Answer )
There is no obligation to eat seafood. People usually eat meat or other types of seafood because meat is forbidden on Fridays during lent, but you could just as well go vegetarian.
Though frankly a rather outdated idea, it is based on the principal that most people, for many hundreds of years, considered the "meat" course to be the main basis of their meal. Not allowing meat on certain days was a form of imposed self-mortification, a little "sacrifice" to remind people of the …enormity of the sacrifice that Christ made for them by dying on the cross. I say it is somewhat outdated because such a high percentage of people today either rarely eat meat, or would just as soon have seafood anyway. ( Full Answer )
If you are Catholic, you are bound by Catholic discipline. Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence and we cannot eat meat, this has not changed.
When it is a feast day, the local bishop usually excuses the no meat on Friday rule, like today, March 25, feast of the Annunciation. Roman Catholic Answer Yes: Abstinence from meat, or from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference, is to be observed on all Fridays, unles…s a solemnity should fall on a Friday. There are two solemnities that can fall during Lent: the Annunciation of the Lord and Saint Joseph's Day. Whenever either of these solemnities falls on a Friday, the faithful are dispensed from the requirement to abstain from meat. You may have noted as well that Canon 1251 doesn't single out Fridays in Lent but says that "Abstinence . . . is to be observed on all Fridays". Many Catholics do not realize that the Catholic Church still requires Catholics to abstain on all Fridays of the year, either from meat or from some other good thing (as determined by each country's national conference of bishops). ( Full Answer )
Yes, you can, it is feast day. Roman Catholic Answer Yes: 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. There are two solemnities that can fall during Lent: the Annu…nciation of the Lord and Saint Joseph's Day. Whenever either of these solemnities falls on a Friday, the faithful are dispensed from the requirement to abstain from meat. You may have noted as well that Canon 1251 doesn't single out Fridays in Lent but says that "Abstinence . . . is to be observed on all Fridays". Many Catholics do not realize that the Catholic Church still requires Catholics to abstain on all Fridays of the year, either from meat or from some other good thing (as determined by each country's national conference of bishops). ( Full Answer )
Catholics give this up in order to make compensation for venial sins committed throughout the week. Roman Catholic Answer We give up meat in Fridays (not just during Lent) in order to 1) honor the day on which our Savior gave His life for us, 2) to conform our lives more perfectly to His, 3) to …obey Church law, 4) to do penance; all of which is to obey His commandment "unless you do penance you will not be saved." ( Full Answer )
No, the rule applies to all Catholics who have reached the age of reason (about 7 years old) until they die unless they are under doctor's orders to eat meat for health reasons.
Absolutely. It's called getting a dispensation. Your parish priest can offer one. It can be given for many reasons but usually it's applied for personal health concerns of not being able to eat meat. Occasionally, it can be given by a Bishop to an entire diocese if a feast day falls on a Friday i…n Lent. The most common one is St. Patricks Day in Ireland where Bishops usually allow the eating corned beef that day if it happens to be a Friday. Roman Catholic Answer In addition the above answer, anytime a solemnity falls on a Friday, then the law of abstinence is suspended. In Lent this might be the Annunciation, or the Feast day of St. Joseph. In Ireland, St. Patrick is their patron saint, so it is a solemnity. ( Full Answer )
A sin is committed. It is a seirous (mortal) sin if the person is above the age of 14 and does not have a special dispensation, knows that it was a sin to do so, and ate meat anyways. It is a venial sin if it was done by accident (but not through carelessness) or without really understanding this.… And of course, there is no sin if it was not done with any consent of the will. In the case of a mortal sin, a confession is needed. In the case of venial sin, a confession is a good idea, but not required. A normal act of contrition and some self-specified penance is needed. ( Full Answer )
Not quite. Its 14 years or older to not eat meat on Fridays in Lent. From ages 8 to 13 it is ok to.
Because Jesus died on Good Friday. So Fridays are a day of repentance in which we should prepare ourselves to receive the Eucharist on Sunday.
Friday is chosen in commemoration of Good Friday. You cannot abstain on a different day of the week and substitute. For example, going to Mas on Sunday is an obligation. If you go to Mass on Thursday, you still have to go on Sunday.
Yes, I once violated this accidentally at the New York Aquarium when I had a Hot dog with my Dad. Nothing happened- but violation of the dietary components of Fast laws is a sin, in Lent. Friday observance- year-round is no longer a requirement, but can be both sacrificial and economical- Cheese is …a lot cheaper than Ham! Odd I violated the (Fish) laws at an aquarium. Church calendars used to have a Fish symbol on arbitrary fast days. Fish are not considered Meat. ( under church laws). Clarification: If the eating of meat was unintentional as with the person above, there is no sin. However, had the person been aware of the fact that it was a day of abstinence and decided to eat meat anyway, it would have been a sin. ( Full Answer )
The prohibition of eating meat on Fridays is not uniform worldwide. Some countries allow meat to be eaten on Fridays if some other penance is done, such as in the United States. It depends upon the decision of the local bishops. Doing some penance on Fridays is done in remembrance of Our Lord's pass…ion and death on Good Friday. ( Full Answer )
Yes, only the Protestant and the Jewish people that believe that you should not eat meat on Good Friday.
Below is a link to Paenitemini, Pope Paul VI's apostolic constitution regulating penance, particularly the new laws regarding fast and abstinence. Here is the appropriate paragraph on abstinence. Meat in Church law is usually regarded to be warm blooded: beef, lamb, poultry, pork, etc. Thus if you d…on't like fish, grilled rattlesnake is fine. . III. 1. The law of abstinence forbids the use of meat, but not of eggs, the products of milk or condiments made of animal fat.. ( Full Answer )
In the Holy Bible- King James Version (1611) I don't believe that it is a sin to eat meat on Fridays whatsoever; I'm pretty sure THAT is a Roman Catholic tenant and may be stated in their bible. Someone correct me if I'm wrong and site the verse; because I would be interested in learning that. Sin…cerely. OR... Jewish law perhaps. (meat/lent) ( Full Answer )
No, one is bound to refrain from meat from the age of 14 until death. There are few dispensations.
Most Christians actually do eat meat at that time, but Catholics and a few others do not. It is a form of sacrifice, being done as a form of purification of the spirit, originally done as fasting during this time.