Lent and Easter

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As Lent and Easter quickly approaches, we take a closer look at the pillars of Lent and the importance of each of the coming days.

 

Ash Wednesday Lent Begins

Emphasizes our mortality and our need for ongoing repentance.

 

Days of Fasting

Ash Wednesday to Good Friday

 

What is Fasting?

One full meal and two smaller meals.

 

Days of Abstinence

They are Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and every Friday during Lent.

 

What is abstinence?

No meat.

 

Palm Sunday

Commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem.

 

Holy Thursday

Celebrates the Last Supper with the disciples - and Passover.

 

Good Friday

We remember the Passion and Jesus' sacrifice for us on the cross.

 

The 40 days of Lent are based on two accounts: the 40 years of wandering by the Israelites and our Lord's 40 days in the wilderness at which point. He was tempted by Satan.  

 

Easter Sunday, He Has Risen!

Alleluia! The principal feast of the ecclesiastical year. Jesus has risen!

Easter is an 8 day celebration leading to Easter Season, which ends on Pentecost.

 

Pillars of Lent

  • Prayer
  • Fasting
  • Almsgiving

 

The key to understanding the meaning of Lent is simple: Life!