The Traditions of Lent

by Thomas Stodghill, IV on March 07, 2023

We are in the midst of the season of Lent in The Episcopal Church. But why do we celebrate Lent? We are opening our hearts and minds for Jesus as we remember his death on the cross.

Lent is the 46-day period between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. Sundays are typically omitted from the count, so we are left with 40 days of Lent.

During the 40 days of Lent, we remember the time Jesus spent in the wilderness before facing temptation from the devil. The accounts of Jesus' temptation can be found in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. 

Lent is a quiet and solemn time in our church. We change around what services we use, simplify the altar, and sing different hymns.

During the week before Easter, called Holy Week, we remember Jesus' last few days before he died for our sins. 

We welcome you to join us during Lent.

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