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Lent

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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.
Yes! A Roman Catholic couple can be married in the Catholic  Church, but are advised to have a simple wedding, as opposed to a  fancy one, or reschedule their wedding.
AHA !! Rather than a Biblical conundrum, this is looking like one of thosequiz questions that always gets a groan from the assembled quizzerswhen the answer is revealed. The 'Good Friday' referred to isactually the name of a racehorse. I don't know when or even if thehorse had a fall on a Saturday...
Jesus' death on the cross was the reason for the first Good Friday.
the word lentes means glasses.
Holy Thursday  Holy Thursday is the fifth day of Holy Week, which is the week preceding Easter. The last supper that Jesus ate with his apostles is commemorated on this day with the Mass of the Lord's Supper.
Because this is the day Jesus Christ died for your sins! He died so you might live in him and be with him someday in heaven!
Lent is 6 weeks long and this is symbolic as it is the period of time Jesus was alone in the desert without food or water. Catholics see this as replicating the sacrifice their God made during his incarnation as Jesus Christ.
Some churches have a procession where the crown of thorns is worn and bread is dipped into wine to remind christians of the last supper where Jesus broke bread and told the disiples that was his body and gave them wine and told them that was the blood. Many churches have services which focus on the...
Usualy you go to church for a special mass and receive a palm.
No. One supposes that if there is more to this than you are saying, that some prosecutor could try to whip up an "accomplice" charge, however that is a staggering stretch - even if you were! At some point, you may get a call by someone investigating the crime. If so, simply tell your side honestly...
Thats when Jesus instituted the Last Supper-we call it communion-Read Matthew chapter 26 and 1 Corinthians chapter 11 And Our Blessed Lord instituted the priesthood.
In 2010, Good Friday fell on April 2.
On April 10 1998. It was signed by the United Kingdom and Sinn Fein along with the United States as an intermediary.
You can wear normal church attire. Nothing extra is required.
Lenten Season is a season pf preparation . During this time fasting although not obligatory ( except of Ash Wednesday and Good Friday) is encouraged as a way of spiritually focusing on Christ and all that Christ has to offer us.
The important days of Holy Week are:1. Palm Sunday2. Holy Thursday3. Good Friday4. Holy Saturday
To give something up and to fast starting at age 14 because Jesus died during the season of lent.
They were on the tv series "In Concert" and the guests that appeared with them were The Four Tops, and the group Isis. Also between breaks, was juggler Bobby Sandler.
On Maundy Thursday Jesus had his last supper with his disciples, Prayed in the garden and was taken for trail by Soilders.
  Good Friday is always the Friday immediately before Easter. The date for Easter determines the date for Good Friday. Here is the formuala. Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon, after the Vernal Equinox. This year (2008) it seems to come early because March 2oth is the Vernal...
Good Friday will next fall on April 1 in 2067. Good Friday has previously fallen on April 1 in the years 1763, 1768, 1774, 1825, 1831, 1836, 1904, 1983, 1988 and 1994.
No I'm Roman Catholic so we go to chuch either Sunday morning or Saturday night. We only go Saturday nights if my family has something really important to do the next morning.
  No, in fact some years ago, St. Patrick's Day fell on a Friday in Lent, a traditional day for Catholics to abstain from eating meat. This meant no corned beef on St. Patrick's Day unless the local Archbishops gave a special dispensation for that day. Some bishops did, others did not, most...
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...
During the Maunday Thursday,the Pope do the washing of the feet of the apostles.It is a sign of cleansing one's soul.\n
If they are Christians, you don't need to be a certain nationality to celebrate lent.
To celebrate the religious holiday called Passover.
Jesus went to Jerusalem at the start of his last week before  crucifixion probably in preparation for the Jewish Passover feast  later in the week. He also went to teach, and during this week he  spoke many parables , the Lord's Prayer, and a number of key  teachings for His followers.   The...
A funeral can be held during Holy Week, but only on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
people wave palm leaves
Because it's the day that Jesus died on the cross, so it is called good because he did it so all our sins could be forgiven. Actually He could not have died on Friday because the Bible says He was dead three days and three nights. That would not be possible between Friday and Sunday.Actually the...
A:John Shelby Spong (Jesus for the NonReligious) puts it this way: The Jewish eight day celebration of the harvest, known as Sukkoth, and also called the Festival of the Tabernacles or Booths, was probably the most popular holiday among the Jews in the first century. In the observance of Sukkoth,...
Yes; Because Saturday was the Sabbath, Jesus had to be taken away before 6pm on Friday (as 6pm Friday is when the Sabbath begins). That's why the women didn't go to the tomb until Sunday - as they couldn't annoint the body on Saturday.
It is also called Hosanna sunday.
It can be called Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday.
In the Bible, Jesus lived without food or water for 40 days and 40  nights.
. Catholic Answer During the day the priest would wear Violet, except for the Chrism Mass in the morning, when he would wear white, and in the evening, at the Mass of the Lord's Supper, he would also wear white.
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Yes!it must be sung during this celebration because it commemorated the coming of messiah into Jerusalem.There, he was welcomed by the people using palm that used as his way.  
Bunko is a game played with dice in which players keep score to determine a winner. There is certainly nothing wrong with the game itself, unless one uses it as a means to gamble. Good Friday is one of the most holy and solemn days in the Church and it is also the most penitential day. Playing Bunko...
Roman Catholic Answer Lent ends right as the Mass of the Lord's Supper begins in the evening of Holy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter.
40 days after ash Wednesday
Holy Week is the entire week before Easter Sunday.Usually celebration/commemoration of the events leading to the death of Jesus Christ begin on Palm Sunday. In some traditions, the Wednesday of Holy Week is sometimes known as Spy Wednesday. The next significant date in the church's calendar is...
Shrove Tuesday, (the day before Ash Wednesday) marks the beginning of the 40-day Lenten fasting period when the faithful were forbidden by the church to consume meat, butter, eggs or milk. However, if a family had a store of these foods they all would go bad by the time the fast ended on Easter...
Lent is a long event.It takes about forty days.It starts during the Ash Wednesday.There is no 3 days before lent that is connected in this event, and the 3 days only meant to the Good Friday to the Easter Sunday.  
A season of Lent is a long event from the ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.  
Holy Week is the last week of Lent leading to Easter Sunday. Palm Sunday signals the start of holy week with the celebration of the blessing of the palms. In the Philippines, there are different traditions to celebrate the holy week particularly Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Angono...
after fat tuesday?
Yes, shrimp, clams, oysters and fish as allowed on Fridays during Lent.
The only "part" of the Mass omitted during Lent is the Gloria, a prayer normally used after the penitential rite near the the beginning of the Mass. This is the prayer that begins "Glory to God in the highest..."The other thing different about Mass in Lent is the suppression of the word "Alleluia"....
Catholics can eat anything they want on Fridays during Lent, so long as it is not flesh meat. Fish and seafood are allowed, thus many Catholics mark the season by seeking out and choosing to eat fish on Fridays as an observance of this rule during Lent. Eating fish is not required on Fridays during...
It was the Crucifixion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ.
No. This is not allowed in the Catholic Religion as long as you are 14 years or older. The Roman Catholic Church also treats Good Friday as a day of fasting, which in the Latin Church is understood as having only one full meal (but smaller than a regular meal - traditionally substituting meat with...
Supposedly the Horse called 'Good Friday' fell in a steeple chase race on a Saturday
March 17-April 4, 2010.
As the saying goes, there are no Chaplains on Tramp steamers! However methinks that the padres would argue against such a pleasure cruise in the sacrificial season. It is a complex problem, I would advise you to consult your confessor ( which does not cost anything) before Weighing Anchor. on the...
The via crucis (way of the cross) is typically said on Good Friday.
There is no tradition of eating fish on Good Friday. There is a tradition of not eating meat on Good Friday.
Yes, it is primarily the remembrance of the Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples prior to his crucifixion. Significantly, it was here that Christ instituted the Eucharist ( also called the Lord's Supper, Lord's Table, or Holy Communion.) Christ's prayers, betrayal, and arrest in the Garden of...
  According to the Roman Catholic Church, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday at the beginning of the Lord's Last Supper. Protestant churches tend to recognize midnight on Holy Saturday (the day before Easter) as the end of the Lenten season.
No!Lent begin during Ash Wednesday.  
Yes, Catholics do eat on Good Friday. They usually just don't eatas much and do not eat meat.
  Luminous Mysteries. Was previously Joyfull Mysteries until the New Luminous Mysteries introduced by Pope John Paul II.
  Same as here if they are Christian.
. Roman Catholic Answer No.
We celebrate this by going to mass reacting out the  last supper and getting our feet washed by the parish  priest.
Yes, if it is "Chicken of the Sea" (tuna) but not cluck cluck chicken.
Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the first day of spring. Godd Friday is the Friday before that Easter Sunday.
You can't eat meat on Good Friday, but you only eat fish instead. But some say . This is the kind of nonsense that makes Protestants laugh at Catholics. The Bible CLEARLY says that we are free to fast or not fast, eat meat or not eat meat, as we please. IT CLEARLY says that these kinds of "religious...
They believe that Jesus arrived in Jerusalem for fulfilling his mission of salvation,and the entrance of Jesus in Jerusalem is celebrated during Palm Sunday.This is the messianic entrance of the anointed one.  
Tell him what you have told us. If all she does is complain then he deserves better. He must think that she is the best he an get show him he can do better.
Some banks are closed and some are open on Good Friday; that is only because it is NOT a Federal Holiday therefore the FDIC is open and therefore most banks would be open HOWEVER Good Friday is a STATE holiday in 12 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New...
We have palm Sunday because that is what the people put on the ground for Jesus when he came into town. So we celebrated the coming of Jesus.
The Lent Lily is a daffodil type flower with the scientific name of Narcissus pseudonarcissus.
Jesus spent Lent because he has planned from the beginning the salvation.Jesus freely offered his life as an expiatory sacrifice, that is, he made reparation for our sins with the full obedience of his love unto death. This love “to the end” (John 13:1) of the Son of God reconciled all of...
Lent ends on Maundy Thursday, which begins the short season of Easter Triduum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday). However, fasting for Lent often continues through to Holy Saturday, concluding after Easter Vigil services.
  I don't know of Catholics being bound to silence at any time. However, the time that Jesus was hung on the cross at noon until he died at 3 O'Clock in the afternoon is an especially solemn time of quiet reflection.
  == Answer ==   It is celebrated on the Sunday immediately before Pascha / Easter.
Good Friday fell early this year because of the method of calculating the time of Passover. Good Friday, because it is the Friday before Easter Saturday, and coincides with the Jewish Pasch (Passover) has to be calculated using a Lunar calendar. This year is the earliest Good Friday and Lent for...
Good Friday is the Friday immediately preceeding Easter Sunday.
  Good Friday is not a banking holiday. It is not a Federal holiday and that rules the banks.
  Yes. Good Friday is a religious holiday that is not recognized as a Federal Holiday. Banks and post offices will be open.
Good Friday started 2000 years ago. God loved the world,and sent his son Jesus Christ. He died to save the world from there sin against God. He died on a Friday. We have been thankful for his sacri Good Friday started 2000 years ago. God loved the world, and sent his son Jesus Christ. He died to...
It appears to have ended (Most of) the conflict between Northern Ireland and The Republic Of Ireland. Certainly the bombings and murders and maimings are no longer on the news all the time.
It is allowable to have a Christian funeral on Good Friday in the  United Kingdom. There are no specific rules stating when a funeral  may take place.
Yes, if they are eaten at your only meal of the day. Physically, yes. Any restrictions will depend on your belief system or if you are a vegan or not.
Good Friday is the day that Jesus died on the cross, two days before Easter (when He rose again).