The season of Lent is the 40 day period (not including Sundays) that comes right before Easter. During Lent we choose to participate in specific spiritual practices that lead us on a spiritual pilgrimage towards Easter, so that when we finally reach Easter Sunday, our celebration will be more rich and heartfelt, and full of joy!
And the 40 days of Lent is not an arbitrary number: it connects the season to the 40-year period the Israelites spent in the wilderness before entering the Promised Land, and the 40 days Jesus spent praying and fasting in the wilderness before beginning His public ministry. Both of those Biblical references represent seasons of spiritual preparation.
We invite you to join us as we join with Christians across the globe and across history in following Jesus through this unique season.