Web Results

Lent

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lent

Lent (Latin: Quadragesima: Fortieth) is a solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six ...

What is Lent and why does it last forty days? | The United Methodist ...

www.umc.org/what-we-believe/what-is-lent-and-why-does-it-last-forty-days

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word  ...

Easter / Lent - Catholic Life - Catholic Online

www.catholic.org/clife/lent/

For most people the easiest practice to consistently fulfill will be the traditional one, to abstain from meat on all Fridays of the year. During Lent abstinence from  ...

What Is Lent and How Is the Lenten Season Observed? - Christianity

christianity.about.com/od/holidaytips/qt/whatislent.htm

Feb 12, 2016 ... Lent is the Christian season of preparation before Easter. The Lenten season is a time when many Christians observe a period of fasting, ...

What is Lent? | Bible Gateway Blog

www.biblegateway.com/blog/2012/02/what-is-lent/

Feb 20, 2012 ... Last week, we noted that our Lent email devotionals are online and set to begin this Wednesday, February 22. (If you haven't signed up yet, ...

What Is Lent and How Is It Observed? - For Dummies

www.dummies.com/how-to/content/what-is-lent-and-how-is-it-observed.html

On the Christian calendar, Lent is the 40-day period from Ash Wednesday to Easter. When it was first observed in the fourth century, its focus was on ...

About Lent - EWTN.com

www.ewtn.com/library/ANSWERS/LENT.htm

A: Lent is the forty day period before Easter, excluding Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday).

History of Lent - Catholic Education Resource Center

www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/history-of-lent.html

What are the origins of Lent? Did the Church always have this time before Easter ? Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works...

BBC - Religions - Christianity: Lent

www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/holydays/lent_1.shtml

Jun 22, 2009 ... Lent is the period of forty days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar, traditionally a time of fasting and reflection. It is preceded ...

How to practice lent | CRS Rice Bowl

www.crsricebowl.org/about/how-to-practice-lent

Lent is our time of preparation. During these 40 days, we ponder what it means to "give up, take up and lift up." Using the spiritual practices of prayer,

Answer
Lent Lent is the Christian season of preparation before Easter. In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count).
Lent began Wednesday, February 10, 2016 this year.
More Info

Lent 101 - The Upper Room

www.upperroom.org

Lent is a season of the Christian Year where Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God. When is Lent? It's the forty days  ...

What is the meaning of Lent? - GotQuestions.org Home

www.gotquestions.org

The length of the Lenten fast was established in the 4th century as 46 days (40 days, not counting Sundays). During Lent, participants eat sparingly or give up a  ...

The True Meaning of Lent - Rcg.org

rcg.org

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “the real aim of Lent is, above all else, to prepare men for the celebration of the death and Resurrection of Christ…the ...