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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

The Season of Lent

Lent is a season of forty days (not counting Sundays) represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday which is on the10th February 2016, and ends on Holy Saturday.

Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means "spring." Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a "mini-Easter" and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.
  
Lent is a time of focusing less energy on the physical aspect of ourselves and repairing and building our spiritual aspects. It is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. Therefore, our parishioners are invited “to observe a holy Lent: by self–examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self–denial; and by reading and meditating on God's Holy Word”. We are all at different stages of our spiritual journey, If you don't know how best you can participate in Lent then talk to Father Matthew for inspiration.
 
( Thoughts by Di Mathews: churchwarden /blog administrator)

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