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Lent is a 40-day period between Ash Wednesday and Easter observed by the Christian faith. During Lent, observers typically choose something (food or behavior) to give up or fast from during the 40 days.
Answer Just quit cold turkey, give it up all at once and never touch it again. Find something to distract you from thinking about eating (sex works for me). It helps if you have very supportive and understanding friends who will not eat chocolate in front of you. Answer Chocolates are the swe…
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Lent is a time when Jesus was in the desert for 40 days. Catholics observe this. It starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday. People can give something up like candy or do something they would not normally do like pray the Rosary. On Fridays during Lent, people 14 and older make a sacrifice…
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Good Friday and Jesus Our Lord Good Friday is the day commemorating Jesus Christ's death on the Cross, which is probably to be dated April 3, A.D. 33. In the liturgical calendar of the Western church, it is the Friday before Easter. The exact origins of the name are uncertain; some argue it stems fr…
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Catholics fast on Good Friday, and traditionally eat fish and not meat on Fridays during Lent. They used to be forbidden to eat meat every Friday, and depending upon their location and diocese, some still are. Good Friday is a fast day, where one goes without the usual luxuries as a form of penance,…
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The catholics belive that eating red meat on Friday is a sin or disgrace and so the only meat they can eat is fish, that is not poultry or red meat. The above doesn't address the history of this tradition, which has nothing to do with piety. See links
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One of two things can happen if you only eat one meal a day. You'll either lose a lot of weight or your body will go into "starvation" mode and you won't lose anything because the body realizes that there's no "fuel" coming in and it will try to conserve whatever it has (fat, etc.) for energy. Eit…
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Answer youd probably be starving .. but wont die .. but you probably would actually most definitly be under weight -- Eating only one meal a day is very bad for your body and no, you wouldn't just be underweight, some people actually become overweight because of it. You body goes into starvation…
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No. If you invested in your ex's new business without signing a contract/agreement to pay it back, then you have lost the money forever (bad investment). You would not win in court. If you have the contract and it is signed by your ex, then he is obligated to pay you back.
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Lent is a 46 day period, beginning with Ash Wednesday and ending at the end of Holy Saturday. It is thought of as a 40 day period, but that is excluding the 6 Sundays in Lent. It allows Christians the opportunity to ponder the sacrifices Jesus made for us with his suffering and death. Many sacrifice…
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Generally this is as a mark of respect and remembrance of the sacrifice made by Jesus on Good Friday. Originally only a Lenten penance for the sins of mankind this was extended to include Wednesdays and Fridays on certain rogation days with special prayers during the Penitential Seasons of Advent (p…
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Ashes at LentCatholics receive ashes at the beginning of Lent (Ash Wednesday), to "Remember, that you are dust, and to dust you shall return." It is in order for them to learn both values of respect and discipline within them, in recognition of the whole perspective of their religious lives. It is a…
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Answer In the Roman calendar in place in 1962, the last two weeks of lent were called (in English), "Passiontide". There were subtle changes in the liturgy during this time to denote the deepening Lenten observance of the passion and death of the Lord... for example, the psalm Iudica me at the f…
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Yes, There Is Mail. Good Friday is not a national holiday so yes, the US Postal Service delivers mail. When is there no mail delivery in the US? See the Related Link for a list of days on which the United States Postal Service does not deliver mail.
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Generally, people in English and Dutch speaking countries, who are part of Christendom, call Friday of their spring Holy Week "Good Friday." In early modern English, the meaning of "good" had the sense of "Holy." The Oxford dictionary puts the reference under "good" as: a) Pious, devout; worthy of…
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The simple answer is NO. However, the Easter Triduum, the three days that begin on Holy Thursday with the Mass of the Lord's Supper, celebrates the paschal event, and that newness of life which flows from the crucified, buried and risen Christ.  Roman Catholic Answer No, Holy Thursday is not…
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The New York Stock Exchange has been closed in observance of Good Friday since its inception. Due to extraordinary circumstances, it was open on Good Friday in 1898, 1906 and 1907. The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq are not Federal or State institutions.
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Answer Good Friday has a couple of nicknames. They are: Holy Friday and Great Friday. It is a Christian Holiday. It is celebrated for the cemmomorates the crusification and the death of Jesus Christ. It is celebrated on the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. People respect it by offering p…
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Answer Lent begins every year on Ash Wednesday. It's the 40th day before Easter Sunday (not counting Sundays because they aren't counted as part of the "season" in lent). There are actually about 46 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter, but who's counting? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lent
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Dates for LentLent 2010Lent 2010 begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2010.Lent 2010 ends on Good Friday, April 2, 2010. For Eastern Rite Catholics, Lent 2010 begins two days earlier, on Clean Monday, February 15, 2010. In the Western rite Lent starts on Ash Wednesday and ends after 3 pm on Good F…
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In the contemporary Western Church, the liturgical color of the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday evening would be white (and, optionally, gold). White/Gold would also be the proper color if the Chrism Mass were offered earlier in the day. The offices (lauds, matins, midday prayers) during…
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Answer Although having used this piece for years, I am not aware of a direct correspondence with this text to the proper chants (introits/communions/etc) of the Roman Calendar. That would be a a dead giveaway for programming it in my book. The text is based on Revelations, but I don't remember wh…
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The season of Easter lasts the 50 days (7 weeks) from Easter Sunday until Pentecost Sunday. Easter marks the end of Lent and is followed by Eastertide (or Easter Season) Easter Day is actually eight days long (known as the Easter Octave). In the Catholic Church each day of the octave is treated as i…
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Definitely NODefinitely YES as having his back to the congregation is part and parcel of that old, outdated, 16th century mass.
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Answer no, a catholic still needs to abstain from meat on Fridays. According to canon law, all catholics must abstain from meat, or from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference on all Fridays, unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday. Yet, abstaining from meat may be replaced…
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There is some disagreement among scholars as to hen Lent began to be formally observed. Most agree that the practice of fasting before Easter became universal by the time of the Council of Nicaea in 325.
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Lent is a movable liturgical season, meaning that it has no fixed date on which it annually begins. Lent is always forty days long and always begins on a Wednesday, as Easter must always fall on a Sunday. The first day of Lent for any year is determined by first calculating the date that Easter will…
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Christianity developed in the centuries following Jesus' death.
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Buddhists can technically eat anything they want, but vegetarianism is prevalent in most forms of buddhism in the same it is in hinduism.
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Good Friday is a Christian commemoration that has its origin over 2000 years ago, when Jesus Christ was crucified. It is closely tied to Easter and the Passover, when Christians celebrate the risen Christ's sacrifice for us. It began with Jesus Christ being wrongfully condemned by the Sanhedrin (Je…
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The start date of Ramadan for the Hijra year 1431 is expected on the 11th of August 2010. However, the exact date depends on where you are.
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Most Christians will pray according to the situation. Some like to have a special time in the morning, or in the evening, or during the day, to pray. However, Christians that follow this pattern will also pray at other times. Some Christians do not pray very often at all; others pray frequently. Th…
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Buddhism began in about 536 BC officially though buddhists believe there were other buddhas long before this.
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The reason Catholics do not eat meat on Fridays is in remembrance of the day of Jesus Christ's sacrifice for all of humanity. It is a form of penance to honor and worship God. Note that many Catholics today believe that the Church allows them to eat meat on Fridays except during Lent. This is not …
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The ten commandments which are: I am the LORD your God, you shall have no other gods before me. You shall not take the Name of the LORD your God in vain. Keep holy the Sabbath day. Honor your father and your mother. You shall not kill. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You …
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In some ways yes, and in others no. There is still only some mixed communities and the 'Peace- Walls' are still standing, there is still riots and there is still numerous 'bomb scares' in both communities. Some children are brought up to discrimination and name calling (eg. Taig for Catholics and Hu…
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unhatched chickens eat/obsorb the yoke as food until they hatch out,all the nutrient minerals needed are in the yoke sack and it is absorbed through the stomache about where a chooks bellybutton would be.
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April 6, 1862
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some symbols that might represent a journy is maybe walking stick, or a wilderness fire or a plane or a compass or a map or a map and a compas :P well that's all i can think of srry:(
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Roman Catholic AnswerThe Catholic religion means that God is faithful to His Word, and that He loves us beyond anything we could ever expect. The Catholic religion means that God fulfilled all His promises in the Old Testament, and that He is doing His best to bring each one of us to perfection in H…
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If you are referring to the book 'Letters from the Inside'. Mandy stopped writing to Tracey after Tracey made a comment about Mandy's brother. The reader is not told what happened to Mandy.
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Pray, and contemplate the meaning of Lent and Christmas. Apply the meaning to your life.
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The purple coloration for the shirts and cassocks of Bishops is likewise something whose origins are shrouded in mystery. Some claim that it is because it is the color of penitence and that bishops are supposed to be reminders of that. Most costume historians believe it is because in the Roman Empir…
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On good Friday we remember when Jesus Christ got crusified by the Romans.
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Let is actually 46 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter. I don't think the Sundays are counted making it 40 days. The same as what Our Blessed Lord spent in the desert preparing for His ministry: forty days.Forty days, not including Sundays!The physical length of lent is 40 days. Which means you cannot…
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On Holy Thursday Jesus ate the Last Supper with his disciples ( took the bread and said it was His Body and took the wine and said it was His Blood.) He also washed his apostles feet. He then went to pray in the garden of Gethsemane where He asked His Heavenly Father that the cup of suffering might …
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In Lent we celebrate Christ's suffering, death and Resurrection.
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. Catholic Answer The liturgical color for Advent and Lent is Violet (it's NOT purple, it's the liturgical color Violet), although Rose may be substituted on the the Third Sunday of Advent and the Fourth Sunday of Lent (it's NOT pink, it's the liturgical color Rose). Their robe is called an alb and…
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Answer Ash Wednesday. yes, Ash Wednesday, ashes are put on your forehead ion the sign of the cross
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Answer Good Friday was the Friday when Jesus was crucified which fullfilled the scriptures.
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Depends on the person. Holly reminds me of Christmas, and to a lesser extent New Year. When the weather is freezing and nearly everything else turns brown, holly is bright green and red. [Actually, the use of holly at Christmastime has its roots in paganism, but that's another story.] For me it repr…
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Ash Wednesday Lent isn't mentioned in the authorized Bible. It is mentioned in Catholic literature, though.
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It is ASH WEDNESDAY.
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i deleted the previous answer because it was bullcrap spam. anyway, to answer your question, roosevelt had a draft going and a few policies going while we were still practicing isolationism (he knew our involvement in the war was innevitable). all US military atctivity was limited to the western hem…
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i don't know that's why I want you to tell me
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It all comes natural, and I know it's hard for some of you. If you feel it's time for you to kiss your date, do it. Don't hesitate, be a man. Doesn't matter how good or bad the kiss is, a couple of seconds on the lips and that's that. From there, I can't tell what can happen after that. Make sure yo…
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The fourth Sunday in Lent is called "Laetare Sunday". On this Sunday in Lent priests may wear Rose-colored vestments for the liturgy. The purpose of the Sunday is to encourage the Faithful who have come through four weeks of Lent in fastings and prayers. Laetare Sunday therefore is a festive interlu…
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yes it will and then u could win the race and get some hot girls or hot guys wichever way u swing
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It's called Laetare Sunday (or sometimes Rose Sunday or Refreshment Sunday). "Laetare" means rejoice in Latin. It's the idea that we're half-way through Lent and so we can rejoice a bit that there's alight at the end of the tunnel. "The passage from Isaiah continues, "rejoice with joy, you that hav…
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People do different things during Holy Week. It is common for them to sing hymns, pray, and fast. Some follow stricter rules and do not greet any other people during this week.
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Catholics do not have special dietary rules and regulations, so can eat anything they desire. The Roman Catholic Church does specify that on some days the faithful should fast or abstain. This requirement specifies the amount of food consumed, not the type. Many Catholics observe a "fish on Fridays…
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The word translated from the Greek as "church" is ecclesia, a called out gathering. Throughout the New Testament, it is shown that common men who were in these assemblies were given extrodinary gifts by God. See the Acts. Jesus gave the code of conduct of churches in Matthew 18. Therefore if you ar…
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During Ramadan, you are allowed to eat all the foods that Muslims - according to Islam - are usually allowed to eat. The following foods are popular during this time, although they are personal preferences and not a religious requirement: lavash, pitas, soups and many light foods.
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For many people, Friday night is the best part of the week. There are so many fun things you can do, and you probably don't have to wake up and go to school or work in the morning. Activities for young people:Hang out with your parents/friends/siblingsPlay computer or video gamesPlay board gamesMake…
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Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Holy week arguably starts with Palm Sunday then has a normal Monday and Tuesday. Then Spy Wednesday and after Holy Saturday comes Easter Sunday, the most important day in the Christian calendar..  Roman Catholic Answer.It sounds as if you are aski…
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Answer Good Friday was the Friday when Jesus was crucified which fullfilled the scriptures.Good Friday is the day on which Christians remember the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.
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Lent is from Ash Wednesday to Easter but it is a forty day period with giving something up. No meat on Fridays. Answer: There is no mention of Lent in the Bible (the Category for this Question), it being the invention of man.
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Lent is a period of fasting prior to Easter (or, for Orthodox, Pascha). It is a time of preparation for the feast of the Resurrection of Christ. Lent is primarily observed by Orthodox and Roman Catholics; though some Protestants also observe Lent, there is no standard tradition of observance in Pro…
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Catholics celebrate Holy week because Jesus died on this week. That doesn't answer "how" it just answers "why." We Catholics celebrate Holy Week by A. Praying B. Fasting C. Some Catholics go on evangelizing missions
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bloody Sunday
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it was called sundie and also docodeido and also gods grace
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Some obligations during the Lenten season change between the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church. For the Roman Catholic Church, some obligations for practicing Catholics over the age of 14 include abstaining from warmblooded meat, such as beef, poultry, ect. but other meat such as fish is still…
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It can help us improve our lives and characters.
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You will have to show the chapter and verse, because the word "Lent" is not in the Bible. It is a tradition taken on by the Catholic Church after the death of all of Christ's Apostles.
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Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday.
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The Institution of the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Holy Orders.
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Good Friday is the Friday before Easter, which is a different date in Eastern Christianity and Western Christianity. In Western Christianity the date of Easter is determined by using the Gregorian calendar and in Eastern Christianity the date of Easter is determined by using the Julian Calendar. 2…
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It reminds them of Christ's sufferings and death, and Ash Wednesday tells us of our mortality. "Ashes to ashes and dust to dust". The body was created to house the soul on earth and to the earth it will return, but the soul lives on.
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It is called various names ...Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day or Pancake Tuesday, or Mardi Gras.
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You should give up anything that you love.Cherry Bakewells
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What to Give Up for LentWhat to give up for Lent will be different for different people. I believe the idea is to give up something that is important to you. For example, if you absolutely love to eat, you could fast. It could also be something that you promise God you will do every day, like reciti…
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The fourth day of lent is called Laetare Sunday or Rose Sunday. This day is known as the day of refreshment, where those who fast can take a break from their religious obligations.
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March 21st, 2008 Good Friday is on March 21st, 2008. And, as you guessed, it lands on a Friday. Easter Sunday is on the following Sunday, March 23rd, 2008.
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In the book of Acts Jesus promises to his disciples the Holy Spirit, which will empower them to be witnesses starting from Jerusalem to the whole world. The empowering spirit comes on the day of Pentecost as stated in Acts 2:1-4.
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On palm sunday jesus entered jerusalem on a donkey
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40 Days of Lent Lent starts on Ash Wednesday, lasts 40 days not counting Sundays and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter. There are 46 days because Sundays are not included during Lent. Some say that Sundays aren't counted in the 40 days of Lent, because every Sunday carries with it a part…
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17 of February and ends on the 3rd of April
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Six, or maybe none. There are 40 days in Lent. However if you count the number of days from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday (the day before Easter) you find there are 46 days. The extra days are 6 Sundays. These Sundays are not really part of Lent. So if you give up chocolate for Lent you can eat …
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The Catholic, Orthodox ( the actual time of Lent is different to the others), Lutheran, and Anglican denominations observe Lent.
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46 for Protestants & 44 for Catholics - Sundays don't count because they aren't supposed to be fasted on.
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You can give up anything you want. The point of the exercise is not that you give up something, but that you engage in a journey of renewal with God. "Giving up" something is simply a tool to keep you focused on that task.
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i believe it is any animal. my family practices not eating meat on good friday, but we do eat meat on lent. i know that where im from, it is acceptable to eat fish on good friday, but it may be different where you are
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It depends on your religion. Most Christian denominations that observe Lent allow the eating of meat and chicken. Many follow no dietary rules at all. Catholics abstain from eating meat from warm blooded animals (including chicken) on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during Lent, including Good Friday…
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The color of lent is purple
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The Catholic Church and many other Christians Churches follow the Biblical practice of Jesus Christ and the Jews in setting aside days where the entire Church fasts and prays as one in a attitude of constant renewal. By the solemn forty days of Lent the Church unites herself each year to the myster…
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It is advised to skip meat on all forty days after ash Wednesday (i.e. the entire lent season). If one does not wish to skip meat the entire lent season then they must at least skip meat on Ash Wednesday and Fridays during Lent.
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