(Scandinavian goddess: Frigg)

Day of the week on which Christ died, consecrated by the Church for devotion to the Passion of Our Lord and for this reason a day on which the faithful abstain from meat. Mention of this practise is made in the "Teaching of the Apostles," and by Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, and Pope Nicholas I (858-867), who declared abstinence on that day to be obligatory throughout the Church.

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