Posts tagged with ‘Lent’

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Lent 2017

by Drew Downs
Lent 2017

Lent is best known for fasting. The 40 days (without the Sundays) is a season of penitence and reflection. It is one of the oldest traditions in the church, dating as far back as the early 4th Century. It began with a pair of interesting customs: Preparing new members for baptism Preparing notorious individuals and […]

Holy Week Meditations

by Drew Downs

It is my sincere hope that you have been keeping a holy Lent as we wind down to the end of our journey, to Jerusalem, to confront the authorities, to the Passion and the Resurrection. It is an amazing time for us, if we take a break from the hubbub and personal concerns, giving our […]

Bring Lent Close

by Drew Downs
Lent at St. Stephen's, Terre Haute probably won't include a bucket of chicken

As we approach Lent, I’m actually excited this year. Excited that this season actually makes sense to me. And hopefully it will make sense to you, too. I used to have a love/hate relationship with Lent that was much more of the hate than the love. All the somber tones, the need to punish ourselves, […]

Looking Ahead to Lent

by Admin

Lent is the name of the season of the church year that comes between Epiphany and Easter. In our church tradition, this was the time when notorious sinners were reconciled and received back into the community. It was and still is, a time of instruction and preparation for baptism for those desiring initiation into the […]