Some Questions And Answers About Lent

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Below is an educational piece on the meaning of Lent that may be reprinted in the church bulletin or other local publication. Adapt it to meet the needs of your congregation.

What is the Lenten season, and why is it set apart?

It is a period of six weeks preceding the anniversary of the Savior's death, and is set apart as a special season of fasting, penitence, and prayer.

Why is it called Lent?

Because it always comes in the spring of the year, and the old Saxon word lent means "spring. "



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