Ash Wednesday –


Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count).

Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. During some Ash Wednesday services, the minister will lightly rub the sign of the cross with ashes onto the foreheads of worshipers.

Not all Christian churches observe Ash Wednesday or Lent. They are mostly observed by the Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian and Anglican denominations, and also by Roman Catholics. Eastern Orthodox churches observe Lent or Great Lent, during the 6 weeks or 40 days preceding Palm Sunday with fasting continuing during the Holy Week of Orthodox Easter. Lent for Eastern Orthodox churches begins on Monday (called Clean Monday) and Ash Wednesday is not observed.

The Bible does not mention Ash Wednesday or the custom of Lent, HOWEVER, the practice of repentance and mourning in ashes is found in 2 Samuel 13:19; Esther 4:1; Job 2:8; Daniel 9:3; and Matthew 11:21.

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L – E – N – T


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Okay…. does everyone know that it is LENT SEASON? Does everyone know what LENT is?

Does everyone know what the Easter Bunny is?

Does everyone know what is in an Easter Basket?

Do kids know about the latest pop or rap song?

Do kids know about the latest techno and cell phone gadget?

Do kids know about the newest game on XBOX?

Do you know who wore what on the Oscars?

Do you know who had the most yards scored during the Super Bowl?

Do you know more about the world than about the things of CHRIST?

If you know about the Easter Bunny and do not have a CLUE about LENT then here is a QUICK informative session……

Lent is the period from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, during which Christians purify themselves by praying, fasting, repenting of their sins, and making changes and sacrifices in their lives. The final week of Lent is called Holy Week; during this period, observant Christians reflect specifically on the last days of Jesus Christ’s life.

Okay now you get it right? So PLEASE teach your kids about Lent….. but you learn and understand it for yourself too okay?
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Oh by the way…. Happy LENT SEASON! I pray that you become better as the season goes along and really REFLECT on the things that ONLY YOU KNOW that you should be¬†changing. This is not to CONDEM anyone but to just an inspirational message of awareness that we all may need from time to time… Much love and harmony be with you all…