Lent originated in the early centuries of church history as a time of preparation for Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday & lasts until Holy Saturday, the Saturday before Easter. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week, which includes both Maundy Thursday (commemorating the institution of the Lord's Supper) & Good Friday (commemorating the crucifixion of our Lord).
Reminiscent of Israel's forty years in the wilderness & Jesus' forty days of fasting in the wilderness, the Lenten season, not counting Sundays, lasts forty days. Sundays are not included because the Lord's Day, according to church tradition, is never a fast day but always a feast day, a celebration of the resurrection. We hope you’ll join us in diving into this powerful season.