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Faith Matters - Spring training for Christians

Published 02/24/2012, Alexandria Echo Press

In a number of church traditions, the 40 day period (not counting Sundays) prior to Easter is called Lent. The term comes from an Anglo-Saxon word that means “lengthen,” as in the lengthening of days in the spring of the year. Lent began this year on February 22, Ash Wednesday.

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