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February 23, 2007

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Tom Mohan

Well, it is still 40 days...from Wikipedia:

Ash Wednesday, which may fall anywhere between February 4 and March 10, occurs forty-six days before Easter, but Lent is nevertheless considered to be forty days long, due to the fact that Sundays in this season are not counted among the days of Lent. The traditional reason for this is that fasting was considered inappropriate on Sunday, the day commemorating the Resurrection of Jesus.

Laura

I thought it was an entire 40 days of drudgery. :) Thanks for the info!

Tommy Mohan

Yes!

Since every Sunday commemorates our Lord's resurrection it is typical not to carry on the chosen fast or abstinence on that day. Sometimes it is easier to carry it through Sundays as well...but not required. The Sundays are not counted in adding up the 40 days of Lent either.

Laura

Sundays are free?

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