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Coptic Church celebrates the feast of Nineveh

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Friday ,14 February 2020

Coptic Church celebrates the feast of Nineveh

 The Coptic Orthodox Church celebrated today the feast of Nineveh after a three-day fasting, during which late daily masses are celebrated.

 
Nineveh fasting commemorates the three days that the Prophet Jonah spent in the belly of the Great Fish and the subsequent fast and repentance of the Ninevites at the warning message of the prophet Jonah according to the bible. The Fast is followed shortly by the Great Lent during which participants abstain from all kinds of dairy foods and meat products.