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Stained glass question jeremypryorwordpresscomLent is a contentious season in the greater Church.

Many Protestants still consider it a Catholic practice, but Anglicans (including Episcopalians) and Lutherans also consider these 40 days a time of particular prayer and self denial accompanied by enhanced spiritual reflection.

These posts might be helpful in explaining Lent:

Ash Wednesday reflections

Lent, denominational differences and freedom in Christ

St Athanasius and the Lenten practices of the early Church

Lent in the early Church — not a pagan practice

Lutheran reflections for Lent

Some Christians seek a daily Lenten programme. The following posts have useful ideas:

Ideas for Lent

Why not read the Bible this Lent?

Bible study plan suggestions

Lenten disciplines can be part of a useful path to sanctification. For that reason, it is a good idea to retain and practice what we have learned during Lent throughout the rest of the year.

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