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  • What denominations observe Lent?

  • Not all Christian churches observe Lent. Lent is mostly observed by the Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian and Anglican denominations, and also by Roman Catholics. Eastern Orthodox churches observe Lent or Great Lent, during the 6 weeks or 40 days preceding Palm Sunday with fasting continuing during the Holy Week of Orthodox Easter.

  • What is Lent and why do Christians celebrate it?

  • Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days.

  • Should Christians celebrate Lent?

  • No, all Christians do not celebrate Ash Wednesday or Lent for that matter. Christians do not have to celebrate or partake in Ash Wednesday and Lenten season services and activities. There is nothing in the Bible requiring participation in the church tradition observances of Ash Wednesday or Lent.

  • Do Christians practice lent?

  • Lent is predominantly a Christian tradition. It’s the 40 day period before Easter when practising Catholics self-discipline to prepare for the holiday, which is considered the holiest day of the Christian year. However, plenty of non-believers also take part in fasting – using the event as an opportunity to give up sweets, alcohol and other vices.