[Sca-cooks] weird question - honey fast???

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Fri Aug 8 18:52:39 PDT 2008

On Aug 8, 2008, at 6:57 PM, Suey wrote:

> Whoever - Terry Decker - wrote way back in July - but between  
> illnesses and whatever I have not had a chance to air the question.
>> Brears mentions a recipe snip which can be prepared in different  
>> versions for flesh, fish,
>> and lent days. The meat day version includes a small amount of  
>> honey snip
>> My question is, apart from the obvious reality of where honey comes
>> from, has anyone run across any specific reference to honey being a
>> flesh-day, animal-type product to be avoided on other days? Again,
>> obviously that's just what it is, but every so often the logic  
>> doesn't
>> quite make sense to us, and we can't just assume that it would be
>> regarded as forbidden on fish days.
>> Adamantius
>> This is a really interesting question.
>> The Orthodox Church considers honey to be a product of animals and  
>> prohibits it during Lent.  Whether this is true of the Roman  
>> Catholic Church, I have no idea.
>> IIRC, the Roman Catholic dietary rules are derived from the  
>> Benedictine Rule, but I haven't found any reference as to how honey  
>> is viewed other than it was used as a common food stuff.  Woolgar  
>> may have something on it, but I haven't located much on the meat- 
>> fish-Lent issue.
>> Bear
> Please enlighten me I cannot not figure how anyone one can fathom  
> honey as a meat product.

Well, it's clearly an animal product, as much as, say milk.


"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,  
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's  
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