Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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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).
Lent (Latin: Quadragesima - English: Fortieth) is a solemn religious observance
in the liturgical calendar of many Christian denominations that begins on Ash ...
Lent 101. 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?
The Teutonic word Lent, which we employ to denote the forty days' fast preceding
Easter, originally meant no more than the spring season. Still it has been used ...
A woman prays after receiving ashes on her forehead in observance of Ash Wednesday at Saint Louis Cathedral, February 6, 2008, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
is a 40-day period of preparation for Easter Sunday and one of the major liturgical seasons of the... More »
Brief overview tells when the season is celebrated, how, and why. Also includes
an in-depth explanation of what people can hope to accomplish through Lent.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of
penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on ...
This Lent, you are encouraged to raise up the needs of the world in prayer, to
sacrifice by giving up food and material wants, and to offer your time, talent and ...
Information about the Christian Season of Lent from a Protestant perspective;
reflections on its significance as part of the celebration of Easter.
Lent offers us all a very special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God
and to deepen our commitment to a way of life, rooted in our baptism. In our busy