Friday, March 12, 2010

In What Christian Age Are You Living

A piece I wrote for Catholic Exchange in which some Lenten question of when Lent begins and how long Lent is are answered.

From the Article:

Choose the option that most corresponds to your understanding of the length of Lent to determine the Church age and possible location in which you are living:
Option 1:   Extending from Ash Wednesday to Holy Thursday (roughly six full weeks) for a total of 44 days of Lent.
Option 2:  Extending from Ash Wednesday, except Sundays are exempt, for a total of 38 days of Lent.
Option 3:  Lasting six full weeks, with Sundays exempt, for a total of 36 Days of Lent.
Option 4: Lasting eight full weeks, with Saturday and Sunday exempt, for a total of 40 days of Lent.
Option 5:  Beginning the Sunday after Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Thursday for a total of 40 days of Lent.
Option 6:  Lent extends over six weeks beginning the Sunday after Ash Wednesday and penance is done only five days of the week for a total of 35 days of Lent.

2 comments:

nothinghypothetical said...

Option 4 (Orthodox)

Robert said...

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