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Lent in Orthodixie

My Baptist neighbor bought that little alligator today, and invited us over tomorrow to eat it. I told him that I love him, but I don’t eat lizard, ever. Still, it invites an interesting question: is alligator kosher for Lent? The Roman Catholic archbishop of New Orleans answered that question in the affirmative for his flock (see below), but what about the Orthodox?

Does Patriarch Kyrill ever have to deal with questions like this?

Catholics, y’all have at it:

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You know what’s definitely kosher for Lent? Crawfish!

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about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. A veteran of three decades of magazine and newspaper journalism, he has also written three New York Times bestsellers—Live Not By Lies, The Benedict Option, and The Little Way of Ruthie Lemingas well as Crunchy Cons and How Dante Can Save Your Life. Dreher lives in Baton Rouge, La.

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