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St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church is a Serbian Orthodox church in Troy, MI.

 

Like most of the 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide, the Serbian Church follows the Julian Calendar, dating back to 46 BC. 

 

At St. Petka's, baptized children ages 6 and younger need not fast before receiving Holy Communion, though it is recommended that a child who is in 'middle childhood' (ages 5 to 6) receive communion on an empty stomach if he or she is strong enough. Children at this age and especially those who are younger, particularly infants, may freely come to communion every Sunday.
        
        Starting at age 7 (when a child knows more or less what is right and wrong), it is mandatory that children go to confession to the parish priest of St. Petka before taking Holy Communion. Between the ages of 7 and 12, children (during non-lenten periods) do not need to fast  the entire week (except for Wednesdays and Fridays) before communing, but must:

1.  come to the chalice without eating anything the morning of the service

2.  come to confession before communion

Those who are strong enough may wish to fast even longer and more intensely depending on what their priest advises them. 

Note: During the 4 great fasting periods of the Church, which are the 40-day Nativity Fast (right before Christmas), the 40-day Paschal Fast (right before Vaskrs), and the two summer fasts of Sts. Peter & Paul (in the beginning of summer) and the Mother of God's Fast (end of summer), children ages 7-12 must fast at least one week in order to receive communion during these lenten periods.  If they fast every week during these lenten times, then they may subsequently take communion every week on Sunday. 

        And those who are 13 and older (adolescence to adulthood) at St. Petka's must always fast according to the current traditions -which are subject to change by the Holy Synod of bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church- for adults, which presently are:
  1. to always fast one week before communion (usually starting on first day of the week which is Monday)
     2. to fast "na vodi," that is without fish, wine (alcohol) or oil, three days before communion (which is usually Thursday, Friday, and Saturday*).

Note: The 40-Day Paschal Fast (before Vaskrs) and the two-week Mother of God's Fast are strict fasts, and it is expected that parishioners fast from Monday through Friday "na vodi" while on Saturdays consuming lenten foods prepared with oil (no fish) in order to receive communion.  Those who fast the entire lenten periods, may subsequently take communion every Sunday.

Confession: Taking into consideration the unique history of the practice of confession with our particular parish in Troy, it is mandatory that people between the ages 7 and 32† go to the priest of St. Petka's for confession first, before communion. Those who are older than 32 years of age may still come to their priest for confession at any time, on their own volition (free will), though it is not mandatory. It is highly recommended, though, that one still goes to confession first.

* Technically, Orthodox Christians are always allowed to have oil on Saturdays.  The only Saturday in the year when we are formally forbidden to have oil is on Great Saturday, the day before Pascha-Vaskrs.

† 32 years of ages is not an arbitrary number.  It happens to be my age.  -Fr. Kristijan [3]
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