On Ash Wednesday, churches hold services where we receive the sign of the cross on our foreheads using ash from palm branches.
Lent is the period of forty days in which the Church has historically anticipated and prepared for the great celebrations of Holy Week and Easter. Traditionally, Lent is a time of fasting, reflection, learning and seeking the healing of our desires as we remember both our finitude and our fallenness.
We've gathered together a bunch of resources to help you understand Lent . You can find below links to FAQs, Reflections and Resource guides for making the most of lent in your devotional Life.
And coming soon... from April 2nd we will once again be producing an Easter Devotional Series in partnership with the Bible Society, this time on the Beatitudes. We'll keep you posted.
- Pope Francis' 2017 Lent Message
- Dirty and Dusty: Ash Wednesday Reflection by Byron Smith, Assistant Minister at Paddington Anglican Church
Protestants and Lent by Rev Michael Jensen, Rector of St Mark's Anglican Darling Point
- What the Church Father's Say about Lent