But a credens under probation for initiation, which lasted at least one and often several years, fasted always.
On the other hand, in spite of his worldliness, Leo was not an unbeliever; he prayed, fasted, and participated in the services of the church with conscientiousness.
Tables are constructed showing the fasted live weight, the carcase weight, and the weight of the various parts that are separated from and not included with the carcase.
They read the Greek Testament and the classics; fasted on Wednesday and Friday; received the Lord's Supper every week; and brought all their life under review.
(7) Christ, after he was baptized, fasted 40 days and only that; and for 120 years such was the tradition which prevailed in the Church.
He had disciples who fasted (Mark ii.
All adherents of the sect seem to have kept three Lents in the year, as also to have fasted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays of each week; in these fasts a diet of bread and water was usual.
Was a pious nonentity, who fasted and prayed while his empire fell to pieces under the combined action of his Christian foes in Spain and the agitation of the Muwahhadis or "Almohades" in Morocco.
He fasted and scourged himself; he practised all the ordinary forms of maceration and invented new ones, all to no purpose.
The Bogomils fasted till they saw the Trinity face to face.
They fasted, they rejoiced; one hour they chilled themselves in the cemeteries, the next they rushed frantically through the streets singing Psalmic refrains.
If a plaintiff having duly fasted did not receive within a certain time the satisfaction of his claim, he was entitled.
He wore sackcloth, made his bed in ashes, and fasted or used only the very plainest fare.
Ordinarily the sinful cleric prayed and fasted at his own discretion, and nothing is said of his confessing his sins.
A man named Jacques in this way fasted at Edinburgh for thirty days in 1888, and in London for forty-two days in 1890, and for fifty days in 1891; and an Italian named Succi fasted for forty days in 1890.
We read, indeed, that on one occasion He fasted forty days and forty nights; but the expression, which is an obscure one, possibly means nothing more than that He endured the privations ordinarily involved in a stay in the wilderness.
93), catechumens were accustomed to fast before baptism, and the church fasted with them.
The Romans fasted three weeks continuously before Easter (Saturdays and Sundays excepted).
Others (the Constantinopolitans) began their fasts seven weeks before Easter, but fasted only on alternate weeks, five days at a time.
Some fasted till three in the afternoon, and then took whatever they pleased.
After having taken medicine, and fasted for three days, all the fire in the town is extinguished.
Or in consequence of the fast, the person fasted upon was held guilty of murder.