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The Lent Story

The story of lent

Elliott Cook

on 6 April 2011

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Transcript of The Lent Story

What is lent? Lent is the period of six weeks
40 days (not including Sundays)
leading up to Easter,
the most important festival in
the Christian calendar.
Important dates for Lent http://www.howcast.com/videos/418209-How-to-Understand-the-Meaning-of-Lent Ash Wednesday The date changes with Easter. In 2012 it will be 22nd February Shrove Tuesday Always the day before Ash Wednesday.
The last time people can eat before fasting Mother's Day
aka Laetare Sunday Marks the halfway point between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sundary Palm Sunday The last Sunday before Easter Sunday Jesus fasted for 40 days and nights before he was eventually crucified by Romans after an unfair trial While in the wilderness the devil tempted Jesus 3 times Spy Wednesday The day when Judas spied on Jesus Maundy Thursday
aka Holy Thursday The day of the last supper ? What would you give up for lent?
What would you give up for 40 days?
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