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Reflecting on Lent: A Season of Renewal

Reflecting on Lent: A Season of Renewal — During this time of introspection and penitence, believers often embrace acts of charity and self-denial, seeking to emulate Christ’s sacrifice and teachings. It is a season marked by prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, as the faithful contemplate the profound mysteries of sin, redemption, and divine love. The austerity of Lent serves not as an end, but a means to renew one’s faith, culminating in the joyous resurrection of Easter Sunday, when the promise of eternal life is celebrated with exultant hearts and uplifted spirits.

Ash Wednesday Day of Ashes
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Ash Wednesday | Day of Ashes

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. Also known as Day of Ashes. This day is marked with services of penitence (fasting and repentance). Celebrated by many Christian faiths including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Roman Catholics. #AshWednesday #DayofAshes

Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Pancake Day)
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Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday – The start of Lent season. This day is the day before Ash Wednesday. This day was day set aside to remind Christians about a season of penance and was originally a solemn day. #ShroveTuesday

Mardi Gras Has a Christian History?
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Mardi Gras Has A Christian History?

Mardi Gras is best known as a raucous event that takes place in New Orleans, LA and other areas around the world in January and February. Fat Tuesday, the final day of Mardi Gras, can occur in March depending on the calendar year and how it corresponds to the Christian liturgical calendar. While Mardi Gras may be legendary for scantily clad costumes, delicious food, overflowing spirits, and many acts of debauchery. Many people — particularly non-Christians — may not know what the celebration is truly all about. #MardiGras #FatTuesday #ShroveTuesday

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Let kites soar: A Lenten tradition takes flight

Let kites soar: A Lenten tradition takes flight – The Christian season of Lent and the Easter holiday are laden with time-honored traditions that are both secular and religious. Many such traditions are universal, but people still find ways to celebrate their Christian faith in their own unique ways.