Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Call To A Holy Lent

Dear People of God:

The first Christians observed with great
 devotion the days of our Lord's passion and resurrection, and
 it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent provided 
a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy 
Baptism. It was also a time when those who, because of 
notorious sins, had been separated from the body of the faithful 
were reconciled by penitence and forgiveness, and restored to 
the fellowship of the Church. Thereby, the whole congregation 
was put in mind of the message of pardon and absolution set 
forth in the Gospel of our Savior, and of the need which all 
Christians continually have to renew their repentance and faith. I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the 
observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance;
 by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and 
meditating on God's holy Word.

1 comment:

Fr. Bob Lemmon said...

Amen. Fr. Tom, your Sanctuary is astounding.

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