Friday, February 24, 2012

An Interesting History of Lent

Joshua LeBlanc has penned a very interesting history of how the Lenten days have been calculated throughout the years: The Forty Days and the Fortieth Day.

He reiterates the fact that Sundays are NOT Lent: "Sundays have never been considered days of fast (and still aren’t) and we can see in the Early Church an Apostolic Constitution3 which tells us that a man who fasts on the Lord’s Day is guilty of sin. Sundays were, and have always been, a celebration of the Resurrection of Christ and as such were never counted among the days of fast."

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