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Lent, the period of 40 days before Easter, begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Saturday, the evening before Easter.
Lent culminates with Holy Week, beginning the Sunday before Easter and going up to Easter Sunday.The Sunday before Easter is Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday and generally celebrates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The Thursday is Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday and remembers the last supper. Good Friday is the day that we commemorate Christ’s death on the cross. Finally, Easter Sunday is a great day of celebrating the resurrection.
During Lent, we enter into a season of preparation, self-reflection and repentance when we seek to literally “turn around” and realign our lives and focus toward God. It is a time to give up things as well as take on new life-giving practices, helping us rid ourselves of distractions and our own selfish desires. By doing so, we seek to live and love as more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.
Fast with us every Wednesday for twelve hours. We ask that you only drink water and juice during this time. During Holy Week, we will be fasting twelve hours each day. The Lenten Fast will end Good Friday.