Lent (Latin: Quadragesima: Fortieth) is a solemn religious observance in the Christian liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later, before Easter Sunday.
The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, doing penance, mortifying the flesh, repentance of sins, almsgiving, and self-denial.
Time and time again the Old Testament confirms that slaves are property and their lives are of little consequence.Looking at the relevant passages it is clear that the Bible does indeed endorse slavery.In the Old Testament God approved the practice and laid down rules for buyers and sellers (Exodus 21:1-11, Leviticus ).We fling our images aside and address our prayers to God as he has revealed himself to be: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” 9. In first lifting our hand to our forehead we recall that the Father is the first person the Trinity. In affirming our belief in the Incarnation, the crucifixion, and the Trinity, we are making a sort of mini-confession of faith in words and gestures, proclaiming the core truths of the creed. Be the Cross our seal made with boldness by our fingers on our brow, and on everything; over the bread we eat, and the cups we drink; in our comings in, and goings out; before our sleep, when we lie down and when we rise up; when we are in the way, and when we are still,” wrote St. Sources include: Stephen Beale is a freelance writer based in Providence, Rhode Island.In lowering our hand we “express that the Son proceeds from the Father.” And, in ending with the Holy Spirit, we signify that the Spirit proceeds from both the Father and the Son, according to Francis de Sales. Raised as an evangelical Protestant, he is a convert to Catholicism.