877), and also of a "quadragesimal " fast before Easter.
To the same feeling the quadragesimal fast which (as already stated) preceded the joyful feast of the resurrection, is to be, in part at least, attributed.
In Illyria, Achaia and Alexandria the quadragesimal fast lasted six weeks.
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