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WHAT IS LENT ALL ABOUT?
WHAT IS LENT?
Lent is the 40 days (not including Sundays) from Ash Wednesday to the Saturday before Easter. Lent is often described as a time of preparation and an opportunity to go deeper with God. This means that it’s a time for personal reflection that prepares people’s hearts and minds for Good Friday and Easter. The three main things people focus on during Lent are prayer, fasting (abstaining from something to reduce distractions and focus more on God) and giving, or charity. All of these in combination help us draw away from the world and closer to our Lord. Lent is an incredible journey of the spirit, and we hope you will take it with us!
The Lenten Devo is going to be critical for you as we journey through Lent. In it you will find many ways to go deeper into your walk with Jesus. It will include reflections, commentaries, prayers, practical steps, and a place for your own thoughts. Using the devotional will help you maintain the disciplines that help your spirit grow deeper with our living Lord. Please download it or just use it online. Either way you will be blessed by it.
Holy Week, in the Christian church, is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter, observed with special solemnity as a time of devotion to the Passion of Jesus Christ. The name Holy Week was used in the 4th century by St. Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, and St. Epiphanius of Constantia. By the later 4th century the practice had begun of separating the various events and commemorating them on the days of the week on which they occurred: PALM SUNDAY is Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. MAUNDY THURSDAY is Judas’s betrayal and the institution of the Eucharist or Holy Communion. GOOD FRIDAY is the Passion and death of Christ. HOLY SATURDAY is Jesus' burial on Saturday. EASTER SUNDAY is the resurrection of our Lord.