Ember Days 4 Times A Year

Around Pentecost Sunday there are 1 of the 4 Ember Days.   The summer Ember Days begin tomorrow, Wednesday June 11th, Friday June 13th, and Saturday June 14th.  Ember days are to help us to fast and pray, like four tiny lents placed through out the year.

ember-daysThey are in Spring, (during Lent), Summer, (near Pentecost), Fall, (near the Exaltation of the Cross) (Sept. 14th.) and Winter, (during Advent).

On Ember days, we pray and fast.  Wednesday and Saturday consist of fasting with two small meals and one normal.  Meat may be taken at the main meal.  On Friday, there are two small meals and one normal with no meat at all at all meals.