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  • Good Friday and Lent

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    All About Lent Q: What is Lent? A:Historically, Lent is the forty day period before Easter, excluding Sundays, it began on Ash Wednesday and ended on Holy Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday). In recent years, this has been modified so that it now ends with evening Mass on Holy Thursday, to prepare the way for Triduum. Q: Why are Sundays excluded from the reckoning of the forty days? A: Because Sunday is the day on which Christ arose, making it an inappropriate day to fast and mourn our sins

  • Chocolat Movie Critique

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    Chocolat is about a war between the forces of paganism and Christianity, and because the pagan heroine has chocolate on her side, she wins. Her victory is delayed only because, during Lent, a lot of the locals aren’t eating chocolate. The movie happens in the backdrop of a French village. Vianne Rocher (Juliette Binoche), an expert chocolatier, drifts across Europe with her daughter Anouk (Victorie Thivisol), following the north wind. In the beginning of the Lenten season in 1959

  • Analysis Of The Lenten Reflections From A Father Who Keeps His Promises

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    Lenten Reflections from A Father Who Keeps His Promises Scott Hahn’s purpose for the Lenten Reflections from A Father Who Keeps His Promises is to share the biblical story of God’s covenant love in salvation history each day beginning with Ash Wednesday and ending with Divine Mercy Sunday. Hahn provides reflections for each day retelling the stories that make up the Story. Scripture testifies to how God has cared for his family throughout the ages, making a way for his children to live with him

  • Giving Up Candy

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    candy for Lent may seem very easy for most people to do, but for Danny seemed like it would be impossible to do. Lent is a religious observance that begins on the day of Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday, or approximately six weeks. It is a season where Catholics prepare for Easter and give up something important from themselves for forty days like Jesus did in the desert. This story took place in 2012 as a fifth grader and lasted a couple of days before Lent to the very end of Lent or around

  • Informative Essay On Mardi Gras

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    famously known as King Cakes, and parades every day beginning in January and ending on the day that is designated Mardi Gras Day, also known as Fat Tuesday. Fat Tuesday is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the Catholic holiday that marks the beginning of Lent. During the parades, the people riding on the floats throw beads, candy, and stuffed animals, sometimes even other things, to those who have come from all around the world to witness a true New Orleans Mardi Gras. Some companies will even shut down

  • Christian Disciplines Of The Spiritual Realm

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    Introduction “The classic Disciplines of the spiritual life call us to move beyond surface living into the depths. They invite us to explore the inner caverns of the spiritual realm. They urge us to be the answer to a hollow world.” There are many different but important Christian disciplines. Some that as Christian we all practice on a regular basses while other which people are specifically called to undertake during their walk. As Christians we may never fully participate in every discipline

  • Gudas : Abolism And Symbols Of Marrdi Gras

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    America as a French Catholic tradition. It dates back all the way to ancient Rome in the 17th and 18th century to the French house of the Bourbons. Fat Tuesday is the last day of the carnival season, which is the day before Ash Wednesday (first day of lent). French for Fat Tuesday, Mardi gras reflects the practice of the last night of eating richer fatty foods before the fasting of the Lenten season. Of all festive items, beads are one of their most popular ones, which happen to be one of the most symbolic

  • Passover and Easter Essay

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    Passover & Easter      Christianity and Judaism are the few examples of religions that are originated from Western Traditions. These religions take different approaches to representational art and iconography which is found in their religious festivals. The Christian celebration of Easter and the Jewish Passover differentiate in their approaches to these icons in the history, the celebration and the symbols used during the commemoration of these holidays. Passover

  • Examples Of Mercy And Compassion

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    about giving them what they need, it’s about teaching them how to provide for themselves. Let us practice mercy and compassion by resting with God, renewing ourselves, and loving others. During the season of lent we reflect on the passion, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Lent is a source of mercy and compassion in a way that we practice fasting and abstinence and as much as possible drink water. Water has a chemical formula of H2O which means, H for Honesty, H for Humility, for being

  • Mardi Gras Artifact

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    In the middle, Ages people would confess their sins so that they were forgiven before lent season. Because of this people use the term Fat Tuesday as a day to celebrate their sins before lent season. Additionally, For mardi gras, it is very important to wear masks at events. “Whether they cover the wearer’s eyes or whole face, masks add an element of mystery and intrigue when worn.” In new