The season of Lent as a preparation for Easter was officially recognized by the Council of Nicea in 313 A.D..
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...
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. 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 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 ...
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 ...
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..
Aug 30, 2016 ... Accurate and Reliable information about Lent from the most popular Christian
holiday website. Lent History, Definition, Images, Worship ...