Lent starts today!

Cara Michele put up a reminder post today about it being Ash Wednesday, which is the start of Lent, or the Church season of repentance and preparation for Resurrection Sunday. I have been observing Lent these last 4 years, after I had the privilege of being a part of an evangelical Anglican church. Before I did not have any experience with following the Church calendar. That first Lent, I was really impacted by the daily reminder of “giving up” something and “adding” something else. So, I’ve carried on with observing it even though I belong to a church body who does not.

One web page I’ve found helpful for those new to the concept is put out by SpiritHome.com It is written from a more evangelical/Protestant perspective, but incorporates lots from Church history.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend an Ash Wednesday service this evening. My workplace is putting on a special dinner that I must attend. šŸ˜¦ Still, when I return home, I will spend some time in reflection with the Psalms and readings normally used in the service.


1 Response to “Lent starts today!”

  1. 1 Laura February 27, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Scripturally lent is “optional.” It is pagan-catholic inspired not Christ inspired.

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