Lent 2024

Lent 2024

What is Lent? Lent is one of the oldest observances of the Christian calendar. Inspired by Christ’s forty days in the desert (Matthew 4:1-11), it is a seven-week period of preparation for celebrating Easter. Ash Wednesday (February 14th this year) marks the start of...
Lent 2024

Observing Lent in 2023

What is Lent? Lent is one of the oldest celebrations of the Christian calendar. Mirroring Christ’s forty days in the desert, it is a seven-week period of preparation between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. Observing Lent is historically marked by community-wide...
Lent 2024

Observing Lent in 2022

The observance of Lent is one of the oldest celebrations of the Christian calendar. It lasts roughly six weeks, beginning on Ash Wednesday, which falls on March 2nd this year, and ends on Easter Sunday, April 17th. Even with its complicated history, Lent is...