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Lent (Latin: Quadragesima: Fortieth) is a solemn religious observance in the Christian liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later, before Easter Sunday. The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, doing penance, mortifying the flesh, repentance of ...


Lent ends when the evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday begins, because the Mass of the Lord's Supper ushers in the Holy Triduum, a liturgical season in its own right and the shortest of the liturgical year. As for the Lenten penances, those are voluntary practices that people take up as personal devotions in ...


Jul 11, 2017 ... Every year, debate rages among Catholics about when Lent ends. Some sources say Palm Sunday (or perhaps the Saturday before Palm Sunday); others say Holy Thursday; still, others say Holy Saturday. There ought to be a simple answer , right? The question, however, is a little trickier than it looks, ...


Apr 15, 2017 ... The 40 day fast is nearly over, but there are different views on when Lent actually finishes.


Apr 14, 2017 ... GOOD FRIDAY marks the start of the Easter weekend, but is it the end of Lent?


Lent officially ends on Holy Thursday. That is when the "Triduum", great three Days of holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday occur leading to Easter. Easter is not only a day but an Octave (eight day) celebration leading to a Season of the Church, Easter Season, which ends ...


Apr 17, 2017 ... MILLIONS of people all over the world have been fastidiously observing Lent, that time of year when many choose things to give up for 40 days. Many people believe that Easter Sunday is the end of Lent, but this is incorrect – so when was the the date that you could indulge in your forbidden items once ...


Mar 1, 2017 ... In the Catholic church, the faithful often "give up" something for Lent.


Apr 14, 2017 ... Here's everything you need to know about the last day of Lent, UK dates and the meaning of the tradition marked in the Christian calendar between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday.