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Lent

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What is Lent?

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Lent Explained

Lent is a solemn religious observance in the Christian liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later, the night before Easter Sunday. The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer for Easter through prayer, doing penance, mortifying the flesh, repentance of sins, almsgiving, simple living and self-denial. This season is observed in the Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist, Moravian, Oriental Orthodox, Reformed, United Protestant and Roman Catholic Churches. Some Anabaptist, Baptist and nondenominational Christian churches also observe Lent.
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  • Etymology 

  • Origin 

  • Duration and traditions 

  • Roman Catholicism 

  • Protestantism and Western Orthodoxy 

  • Eastern Orthodoxy and Byzantine Rite 

  • Oriental Orthodoxy 

  • Other related fasting periods 

  • Associated customs 

  • Omission of Gloria and Alleluia 

  • Veiling of religious images 

  • Pre-Lenten festivals 

  • Fasting and abstinence 

  • Media coverage 

  • Holy days within the season of Lent 

  • Easter Triduum 

  • Vestments