Ash Wednesday – A Wakeup Call

Ash Wednesday marks the first day or the start of the season of Lent which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Lent is a time when we prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. During Ash Wednesday services, the minister will lightly rub the sign of the cross … Read more

Why Did We Start Observing Lent?

Lent began in the apostolic era and was universal in the ancient church. For this reason, Lent is observed by the various Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran, and Anglican churches, by Roman Catholics, and by Eastern Orthodox Churches. But it is easier to explain who stopped observe it and why. In the 16th century, many of the … Read more