Day: February 19, 2021

The Season of Lent and the Lenten Disciplines: Almsgiving, Prayer and Fasting (Part 3)

FASTING16 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 that your fasting may not be seen …

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The Season of Lent and the Lenten Disciplines: Almsgiving, Prayer and Fasting (Part 2)

Ash Wednesday begins the season of lent, while the day of Easter marks the end of lent. During Ash Wednesday service, penitents are marked with ashes on their forehead signifying their sin and mortality. The ashes are collected from the ashes of the burnt Palm branches used during last year’s Palm Sunday. Before the imposition …

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The Season of Lent and the Lenten Disciplines: Almsgiving, Prayer and Fasting (Part 1)

INTRODUCTION The season of lent is one of the many seasons in the liturgical calendar of the church. Other seasons within the liturgical calendar include Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Pentecost, and Trinity to mention just the major ones. This paper focused on the season of Lent and the lenten disciplines of almsgiving, prayer, and fasting. …

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