Easter will be observed on April 16 this year in both Christian and Orthodox churches. Here’s a look at how we determine the date of Easter.
Ashes are a symbol of penance made sacramental by the blessing of the Church, and they help us develop a spirit of humility and sacrifice.
An in-depth look at the traditions associated with Ash Wednesday and the start of the Lenten season.
Holy Week is the most significant week on the Christian calendar, beginning with Palm Sunday and concluding with Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Here’s a “Top 10 list” of resources we have found useful.
The 40-day duration of Lent dates back to the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D., but was standardized in the year 600 to last 46 days – 40 days not including Sundays.