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Fast Days

Special days set aside for abstinence. On these days, one typically eats less, or eats nothing at all. While any day may be observed as a fast day, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are officially designated as fast days.

Father

A familiar or direct way of referring to some ordained clergy, especially priests/presbyters. “Low Church” Anglicans usually never use the term. The title is abbreviated as “Fr.” (e.g. Fr. David Roseberry)

Feast Days

Days of celebration, as opposed to fast days. The primary feast day is Easter. All Sundays are miniature celebrations of Easter, and thus all Sundays are feast days. Other feast days include saint’s days and all special days like Ascension, Epiphany, Holy Cross Day, etc.

Festival

From Latin, joyful. Another way of describing a Feast Day.

Flagon

A container that is larger than a cruet and is used instead of, or in addition to cruets at larger celebrations of Communion.

flagon

Folk Mass

A 1960′s term for a less formal style of Eucharist using contemporary songs as part of the worship service. In a “folk mass,” guitars or other instruments are featured instead of using organ music.

Font

A basin for water to be used in church baptisms.

font

Fraction

The part of the Communion liturgy where the Communion bread or “host” is broken by the Celebrant.

fraction

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