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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 last year.

Lent - Wikipedia

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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 ...

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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  ...

Lent 101 - The Upper Room

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What is Lent? 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?

What is Lent? | Bible Gateway Blog

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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 the meaning of Lent? - Got Questions?

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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  ...

BBC - Religions - Christianity: Lent

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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 ...

Easter / Lent - Catholic Online

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Lent is a season of prayer and fasting before Easter. The season lasts 46 days and during this time, Catholics attend Mass and Reconciliation, make personal ...

The True Meaning of Lent - Rcg.org

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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 ...

What Is Lent and How Is the Lenten Season Observed?

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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, ...