Trinity Episcopal Church encourages you to use this page to gain an in depth look and a better understanding of the Lenten Season!
Lent and Ash Wednesday: Explained
Lent, a term derived from Anglo-Saxon meaning spring, dates from the fourth century. It is a time of special discipline, which eventually became a period of fasting and penitence for all in preparation for Easter. The first day of Lent falls on the fortieth weekday before Easter, and is called Ash Wednesday. It gains its name from the ancient custom of burning palms that were blessed on Palm Sunday the previous year. Ashes were then placed, in the form of a cross, on the foreheads of the faithful. This serves as a reminder of mortality and an outward, visible sign of inward repentance. For Lent each person is encouraged to undertake his or her own discipline of self-denial to prepare for the great feast of Easter! The color of the Lenten season is purple.
During the season of Lent, you are invited to a series of late afternoon Lenten Gatherings in the Cunningham Center. Please join us for prayers and for an exploration of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. We will be meeting for one hour beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the following Thurs day afternoons: Mar 16, Mar 30, and Apr 6. There will be Gathering on Mar. 23.
“Lent Madness began in 2010 as the brainchild of the Rev. Tim Schenck. In seeking a fun, engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints, Tim came up with this unique Lenten devotion. Combining his love of sports with his passion for the lives of the saints, Lent Madness was born.”
– About Lent Madness