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Only In Print: Catholic Rites’ Christmas Quests See ‘Nativity Fast’ Rising in East

Our fasting can lead us to something more than a desire to replenish our own bodies. (Photo: CNS illustration/Emily Thompson)

By William Schmitt

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Representatives of various congregations which gather across Brooklyn and Queens — and around the world — say the “Nativity Fast” launches many believers on a rewarding journey that ends on Christmas Eve.

Some begin fasting in mid-November, making a total of 40 days, while others begin closer to mid-December…

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