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....
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 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
THE HISTORY OF LENT by Abbot Gueranger O.S.B. THE forty days' fast, which
we call Lent, is the Church's preparation for Easter, and was instituted at the ...
Mar 31, 2014 ... This theory I belive offers the best evidence for the origins of Lent, but little has
been done online ... The brief history of the Lenten scholarship.
People who observe Lent may be religious, dedicated and sincere—but they are
.... (To learn more about true Church history, read our book Where Is the True ...
Search the scriptures diligently, from Old Testament to New, and you will find no
mention of Jews or Christians observing an annual period of 40 days of fasting ...
According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “the real aim of Lent is, above all else, ....
(To learn more about the history of the true Church, read our book Where Is the ...
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..
An article on the origins of Lenten fasting. ... The passage of primary importance
is one quoted by Eusebius (Church History V.24) from a letter of St. Irenaeus to ...