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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  ...

Easter / Lent - Catholic Life - Catholic Online

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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

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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, ...

The True Meaning of Lent - Rcg.org

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Let's examine Lent, its practices and customs, its historic and religious origins, and its true meaning from the Bible's perspective, not from the “traditions of men”  ...

History of Lent - Catholic Education Resource Center

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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...

Lent Workshop : What Is Lent? : Catholic Culture

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What Is Lent? Welcome to the Lenten Workshop! As we enter this season in the spirit of the Church and of her liturgy we seek to wash away the stains of sin and  ...

What and when is Lent 2014? (Christian Festival)

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Interesting facts and information on Lent 2014, the period of forty days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. Why forty days?

Lent - For Dummies

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What is Lent? - Blog | What's in the Bible?

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Feb 22, 2012 ... What is Lent? Read this informative summary of the history of Lent and how Christians came to celebrate it during the 40 days before Easter....

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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 this year.
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Lent 101 - The Upper Room

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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

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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  ...

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, ...