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  1. Ember days

    In the liturgical calendar of the Western Christian churches, Ember days are four separate sets of three days within the same week — specifically, the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday — roughly equidistant in the circuit of the year, that were formerly set aside for fasting and prayer. These days set apart for special prayer and fasting were considered especially suitable for the ordination of clergy. The Ember Days are known in Latin as the quattuor anni tempora, or formerly as the jejunia quattuor temporum.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ember Days

    four annually recurring periods of three days each, appointed by the Romish and English Churches to be devoted to fasting and praying; they are the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the first Sunday in Lent, after Pentecost, after the 14th September, and after the 13th December.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Ember Days

    This term has no connection with embers or sackcloth and ashes as a penitential observance. The Saxons called them Ymbrine dagas, or “running days,” because they came round at regular seasons of the year.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ember days in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ember days in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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