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Ember day US English

Any of a number of days reserved for fasting and prayer in the Western Christian Church. Ember days traditionally comprise the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday following St. Lucy’s Day (December 13), the first Sunday in Lent, Pentecost (Whitsun), and Holy Cross Day (September 14), though other days are observed locally

Ember day New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

day for fasting and prayer in the Western Christian Church


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