Lent is a season of fasting and penance, and many people choose to give up a favorite food, drink or activity for the duration of Lent, or take on a devotional activity such as charity work, in order to remember and honor the sacrifices made by Jesus.
Observers of Lent are supposed to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, and all the Fridays of Lent. The definition of fasting used for Lent is partaking of only one full meal.
During Lent, many Christians commit to fasting or giving up certain types of ....
observers give up an action of theirs considered to be a vice, add something that
You're out with your friends on a Friday night and suddenly you notice that one of
them has switched from his favorite microbrew to… lemonade? Is it time for ...
Feb 21, 2015 ... For Western Christianity, February 18 was Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.
For as long as I can remember, I have heard Roman Catholics ...
For most older Catholics, the first thought that Lent brings to mind is giving
something up. In my childhood, the standard was ...
For many Catholics, Lent means giving up a favorite food or recreation. These
small sacrifices are in keeping with the penitential nature of the season. But.
Even so, Lenten practices are properly maintained up to the Easter Vigil,
excluding .... By giving up good things and denying them to ourselves we
encourage an ...
(For a list of things to do during Lent, see 40 Ways to Win Lent.) These are just
suggestions. Don't give up all forty things on this list. Just pick one or two. Or
People are still encouraged "to give up something" for Lent as a sacrifice. (An
interesting note is that technically on Sundays and solemnities like St. Joseph's ...
Feb 17, 2015 ... OpenBible.info. What Twitter users gave up for Lent in 2015. ... Here are the top
things given up in 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011. Here is Smith's ...