Interview: How to Practice Lent, History of Ash Wednesday

In this episode, we’ll speak with Fr. Robinson about the origins of Lent, the etymology of the word, as well as what Holy Mother Church expects of us during this season. We’ll look backwards a bit at the period of Septuagesima (why is there another mini-Lent?) and the historical significance of Shrove Tuesday. Finally, we’ll talk about the traditions and practices of Ash Wednesday itself.

We’ll be speaking with Father about the remainder of the season of Lent – Passiontide and Holy Week – in an upcoming interview later on next month.

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