Skip to comments.Ash Wednesday: Preparing For Easter
Posted on 02/09/2005 11:02:53 AM PST by Tribune7
Today is Ash Wednesday, and for millions of devout Christians throughout the world, it marks the beginning of a 40-day period (excluding Sundays) of penitential preparation for Easter.
In the apostolic era, it was a time of preparation of candidates for baptism and a period of fasting and penance for sinners. In those early days, fasting rules were strict as they still are among the Eastern churches.
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It's only for a day.
Here's wishing all FReepers reading this thread a blessed Lenten season.
The countdown begins....forty days until Easter, Resurrection Sunday!
There's a lot of activity on the religious threads posted by "Salvation", such as the Catholic Mass Daily Caucus Readings, and other threads concerning "Lent".
I've been getting pinged on some.
And I see you've responded!
I try to ping the religious threads when I see them, because it keeps them current, and they always get considerably more "views" than posts. So the threads are reaching people and hopefully, touching hearts.
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