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Lent The season of Lent as a preparation for Easter was officially recognized by the Council of Nicea in 313 A.D..

Lent - Wikipedia

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Lent (Latin: Quadragesima: Fortieth) is a solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar ..... Christ's Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism. Yale University Press. p....

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...

The Beginning of Lent | Christian History

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Like all Christian holy days and holidays, Lent has changed over the years, but ... Even around here at the Christianity Today offices, where Christian History is ...

The Early History of Lent - Baylor University

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The Early History of Lent. B y N i c h o l a s V . R u s s o. The season of lent appears after the council of Nicea. With so many biblical precedents, did it really take ...

THE HISTORY OF LENT by Abbot Gueranger OSB - EWTN.com

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THE HISTORY OF LENT by Abbot Gueranger O.S.B. THE forty days' fast, which we call Lent,[1] is the Church's preparation for Easter, and was instituted at the ...

A Short History of Lent | Thinking Faith: The online journal of the ...

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Mar 15, 2011 ... Church historian Norman Tanner SJ gives a short history of this time of joy and preparation. The earliest mention of Lent in the history of the ...

Lent - ReligionFacts

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In the Western Churches, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (six and a half weeks before Easter). In the early history of the church, strict fasting was observed ...

Brief History of Lent

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Reflections on the meaning and observance of Lent in preparation for the feast of Our Lord's Resurrection by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J..

The Season of Lent - History, Customs, Traditions, Images

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Aug 30, 2016 ... Accurate and Reliable information about Lent from the most popular Christian holiday website. Lent History, Definition, Images, Worship ...