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What is Lent and why does it last forty days?

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means “spring.” The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry.Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others.

Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter” and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.

courtesy of http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/what-is-lent-and-why-does-it-last-forty-days

We at Green Anglicans have put some devotions and reflections together in helping you to focus on specific topics that are affecting environment during the Lenten period.

Plastic Fast 2019

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Carbon Fast 2018

The Carbon Fast is on that challenges us to change our way of living so that we reduce our impact on God’s creation.