Jonah’s Fast

Jonah’s Fast, also known as the Fast of the People of Nineveh

“I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction, And He answered me. “Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, And You heard my voice.”

(Jonah 2: 2)
Jonah’s Fast

The Coptic Orthodox Church fasts in commemoration of the fast of the Prophet Jonah in the belly of the fish and of the People of Nineveh for 3 days starting on Monday, February 15, 2021 – Wednesday, February 17, 2021 with the prayers of the Divine Liturgy From 9:00 AM -12:00 Noon. The church celebrates the Feast of Jonah on February 18, 2021. with the prayer of the Divine Liturgy at 8:00 AM.

The Prophet Jonah’s endurance and prayer in the belly of the big fish became a pattern for Christian asceticism, which was realized, for instance, in the life of Basil the Great (Saint Gregory of Nazianzus)

Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church wishes you a blessed Fast and Feast of Jonah.