Tuesday, February 24, 2015

An explanation of the 2015 Lenten season

Groom, TX
A picture depicting the 40 days of Lent was posted on social media and a question arose about the significance.  I will attempt to make a long story short with an explanation, but some things are difficult to shorten like the celebration leading up to Halloween (Chalk night, Soap night, Mischief night, Halloween and All-Souls Day), but that’s another article.
Groom, TX

 The season of Lent for 2015 starts on Ash Wednesday (February 18th) and ends on the Saturday (April 4th) before Easter (Resurrection Sunday, Pascha), and is roughly calculated as 40 days.  It’s a time of, fasting, prayer, repentance from sin, and a time of remembrance of the pain, suffering, death and final resurrection of Jesus Christ (John 12:12 – John 21:14).  (Continued)

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