Fasting for Lent: How to Fast for Lent and Why You Should Do It

Posted on February 9, 2016

Lent is a time for prayer and fasting. It is a season of spiritual preparation in which we remember Christ’s temptation, suffering, and death. Historically, the Church has celebrated Lent as a 40-day period beginning on Ash Wednesday and concluding the day before Easter. It is observed in many Christian churches as a time to…

Feasting in Lent

Posted on March 18, 2011

We’ve all said it. I know I have said it: “In Lent, we fast except on Sundays.” We do think that way, at least I do. I’m focused on the fast, and I tend to think of Sunday as an exception: a time to give up the fast so I can take a break and indulge in…