A Strange thing to say – but this season of Lent is to be welcomed! In the introduction to our services online today I will welcome people with these words
Brothers and sisters in Christ: since early days Christians have observed with great devotion the time of our Lord’s passion and resurrection.
It became the custom of the Church to prepare for this by a season of penitence and fasting. At first this season of Lent was observed by those who were preparing for baptism at Easter and by those who were to be restored to the Church’s fellowship from which they had been separated through sin.
In course of time the Church came to recognize that, by a careful keeping of these days, all Christians might take to heart the call to repentance and the assurance of forgiveness proclaimed in the gospel, and so grow in faith and in devotion to our Lord.
I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Lord to observe a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy word.
This Lent – I am working my way through a set of quite random but thought provoking questions all with some Bible links – today being ash wednesday the question
Ash Wednesday – A day when we recall our mortality and our mission – What does that mean to me?
Links to our online services can be found on www.cupcork.ie/hall – 10am & 7.30pm
This is a series of Blogposts for Lent 2021 – the series can be found on www.cupcork.ie/lent