Reflections on the origins and spiritual significance of some major holidays.
[I originally wrote this article in February 2007. I have now moved it into the holiday series so that it will be linked to all the other holiday articles.]
Lent is a time of soul-searching and repentance in preparation for the celebration of Christ’s death and resurrection on Good Friday and Easter. In the Western Church, Lent consists of the 40 days before Easter, not counting Sundays. Continue reading