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Coptic Orthodox Church start the Fast of Nineveh

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Tuesday ,19 February 2019

Coptic Orthodox Church start the Fast of Nineveh

Coptic Orthodox Church started on Monday the Fast of Nineveh, which is held for 3 days and is followed shortly by the great lent. 

The Fast of Nineveh is a three-day fast starting from Sunday Midnight to Wednesday noon during which participants abstain from all kinds of dairy foods and meat products and which 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.