Every year this argument comes up in our household: I’ve heard that every Sunday is a feast day of the resurrection so you can break your Lenten fast on Sundays.
Sure enough, if you count the ‘forty days’ from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday there are actually 46 days, so if you take out the Sundays you do get 40 days of fasting.
So what’s the verdict? I’ve given up booze for Lent. Can I have a tipple on Sundays?
UPDATE: Over at Credo a very definitive answer is provided with not a little bit of very cool scholarship. This is a great answer to my question–especially as it allow me to have a glass of wine tomorrow…