Saturday, February 20, 2010

Lent is here

Lent is the period from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday (forty days). Easter always falls on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25, roughly corresponding to the Northern Hemisphere's early spring. Ash Wednesday, which can fall anywhere between February 4 and March 10, occurs forty-six days before Easter, but Lent is nevertheless considered forty days long, because Sundays in this period are not counted among the days of Lent. The traditional reason for this is that fasting was considered inappropriate on Sunday, the day commemorating the Resurrection of Jesus. ~Wikipedia

I am a few days late in starting the countdown of Lent. The boys and I made our Lenten chain this morning and I will be following that each day.

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