CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

February 16, 2010

A Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Introduction

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

A DAILY ONLINE LENTEN STUDY GUIDE: Introduction

Monte W. Holland

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Rethink Church Lenten Photos: Week 1

Ash Wednesday: Sackcloth and Ashes

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     Lent Begins Tomorrow

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays. It begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday (the day before Easter). The word “Lent” comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lencten, which means “spring.”

The Lenten season is a time to prepare for celebrating Easter. Historically, Lent began as a period for fasting and preparation for baptism by converts. It then became a time for penance by all Christians. Because Sundays are always “little Easters,” the penitential spirit of Lent should be tempered with (more…)

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