The word Lent comes from the Teutonic word for springtime. It’s the six weeks before Easter – traditionally beginning on Ash Wednesday and lasting for forty days. The Council of Nicea (325 AD) is the first recorded instance of the church designating a Lenten season. The main purpose: a season of fasting, self-denial, confession, and simplicity centered around spiritual renewal. Think of it as a time of year to take a step back and examine the health and direction of your soul.
To help facilitate this, Eric will be writing daily devotionals (starting Feb. 25) which will be emailed out and posted on our website. If you would like to be added to the distribution list, please click here to sign up.