It is my dear wish to see children ages 7-12 fast at least one week in order to receive communion during this 40 day lenten period. Those who are thirteen and older (from adolescence to adulthood), who are not fasting the entire 40 days but would still like to take communion, should fast according to the current prevalent (albeit unofficial) rule held for adults in the Serbian Orthodox Church, which presently are:
1. To fast one week before communion (starting on Monday). The first half of the week, Monday to Wednesday we can have fish and oil.
2. For the second half of the week—Thursday to Saturday we fast more strictly, “na vodi,” without fish and oil. Those who fast the entire 40 days of Lent may take communion every Sunday after coming to confession.