The Lenten Season (Lent), by Yolande Brunson Collins

The Lenten Season – Previously Release

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The Lenten Season, or the Season of Lent, is a solemn time.  It represents the ancient season of preparation for baptism on Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, and the season lasts 40 days – not counting Sundays. During Lent, Sundays are considered Feast Days, and it is acceptable to rest from the strictness of Lent.

Why does Lent last 40 days? The number “40” has special spiritual significance regarding preparation. Moses was on Mt. Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights, without food or water, preparing to receive the Ten Commandments (Exodus 34:28). We read in 1 Kings 19:8 that Elijah “went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights as far as Horeb (another name for Sinai), the mountain of God.” And, we know that before He began His public ministry, Jesus fasted and prayed for 40 days and 40…

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One thought on “The Lenten Season (Lent), by Yolande Brunson Collins

  1. Tom Packer says:

    Thanks for a clear presentation of the Lenten “Lent” Season. It was great to learn of the many traditions, practices and customs associated with this very special time of the year. The timing for this information is perfect…Your work is much appreciated.

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