Lent 2017 Calendar
The occasion of Ash Wednesday scripts the initial day of the period of Lent. Lent is a stretch of 40 days (without counting the Sundays), which marks its arrival prior to the Easter Sunday on the calendar that Christians follow. The Christians who witness Lent utilize it like the period for prayer and contrition.
By perceiving the period of Lent, the Christians are memorizing the martyr of Jesus Christ, who went out into the wilds and starved himself for a period of 40 days prior to his crucifixion.
Conventionally, pancakes are consumed on this day former to the Ash Wednesday to get through rich, generous foods such as milk and the eggs prior to the 40-day abstaining period of Lent starts. This particular year, Easter Sunday is on the 16th of April. The English term Lent is a cut short version of the Old English term ‘Lenten’, which means ‘spring’.
Certain Christians fast for the entire stretch of Lent, as a replication of Jesus’s sacrifice inside the Judean desert. A few Christians are going to fast just on two occasions that are namely the Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, the Friday that takes place before the Easter Sunday.
Though, a lot of people, even the people who just don’t visit the Church, select to part with a certain vice, like their desired food, smoking, or alcohol for the 40-day stretch of Lent.
The Best Lent Bible Verses
Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and He relents from sending calamity. Who knows? He may turn and relent and leave behind a blessing — grain offerings and drink offerings for the LORD your God.
And He was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by Satan; and He was with the wild beasts, and the angels were ministering to Him.
When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, He was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him. Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the Good News of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the Good News.”
For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength!
Jesus said to Nicodemus “And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”