ember days definition

  • adjective:
    • times set apart for fasting and prayer in each one of the four months of the year. The Council of Placentia [A. D. 1095] appointed for ember times the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the very first Sunday in Lent, Whitsuntide, the 14th of September, and the 13th of December. The weeks by which today autumn are called ember months.
    • times put apart for fasting and prayer in each one of the four seasons of the season. The Council of Placentia [A. D. 1095] appointed for ember days the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the very first Sunday in Lent, Whitsuntide, the 14th of September, therefore the 13th of December. The months which today fall are called ember months.
    • times set apart for fasting and prayer in each of the four months of the year. The Council of Placentia [A. D. 1095] appointed for ember times the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the very first Sunday in Lent, Whitsuntide, the 14th of September, as well as the 13th of December. The weeks where nowadays fall are called ember weeks.
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