Every now and then, I get inquires (especially from Anglicans) on whether they should become Orthodox. My usual response is to refer them to this, the Life of the Archpriest Avvakum by Himself.
I’ve missed it on this one: the Mystificator from Romania has 275 reasons why one shouldn’t become Orthodox.
The remaining time, amounting to about seven months, is, obviously, comprised of such insignificant little time-units we call weeks … which weeks consist, obviously, of seven days, out of which two are Fast-Days: Wednesdays and Fridays; and two are Feast-Days: Saturdays and Sundays … which leads to more than half of this remaining time-frame being forbidden to the two spouses for fulfilling each their respective duties towards each-other. (emphasis mine)
So, in conclusion, a little math: 12-5 = 7; 3/7 * 7 = 3; 3*30 = 90; 365-90 = 275. Hence, also, the name of this article.
My church has a large presence in Romania, and I always wondered why. Now I know.
This is the mirror image of the problem described here.