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).
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Lent (Latin: Quadragesima: Fortieth) is a solemn religious observance in the
liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six ...
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
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?
Feb 20, 2012 ... Last week, we noted that our Lent email devotionals are online and set to begin
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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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...