Posts Tagged ‘Lent’

Easter

What makes this festival so special?

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Easter

What makes this festival so special?

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What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘Easter’? Bunnies? Hot cross buns? Gooey creme eggs? Easter is one of the most special times in the year for Christians – and very little of it has to do with chocolate! ‘Easter’ is a season […]

The Beginning of Lent

What happens on Ash Wednesday?

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The Beginning of Lent

What happens on Ash Wednesday?

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Ash Wednesday is the day after Shrove Tuesday and signals the start of Lent. It is called ‘Ash Wednesday’ because Lent is a time when people are sorry for the wrong things in their lives and ashes are used in the Bible as signs of […]

Shrove Tuesday

What are the origins of this day?

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Shrove Tuesday

What are the origins of this day?

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Shrove Tuesday is actually the day before Lent begins, the day before Ash Wednesday. It is a day of preparation for Lent. Today it is often known as Pancake Day. Shrove comes from the old word ‘shrive’, which means to confess the things you have done […]

40 Acts

What does Lent look like in the 21st century?

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40 Acts

What does Lent look like in the 21st century?

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Lent: 40 days of fasting, saying sorry and preparing to celebrate one of the biggest Christian festivals of the year – Easter. At least, this is how Christians have spent Lent over hundreds of years. But these days, many people are living Lent a little bit differently. Stewardship is […]

Making Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

Why do we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?

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Making Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

Why do we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?

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Why do we make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? What ingredients do you need to make a tasty pancake? In this fun film Jack and Callum learn how to make a pancake and also talk about what Shrove Tuesday is. Click here to download Instructions for […]

The Orthodox Church

What does an Orthodox Church look like?

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The Orthodox Church

What does an Orthodox Church look like?

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  Here are some images from inside an Orthodox Church. You can discover some of the worship in the Orthodox Church by watching this film.

PALM SUNDAY

What is remembered on Palm Sunday?

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PALM SUNDAY

What is remembered on Palm Sunday?

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Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week – a celebration of the final week of Jesus’ life on earth. On Palm Sunday, Christians remember the time when Jesus went into Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city, riding on the back of a donkey. This occasion is […]

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LENT – a time of preparation and fasting

What happens during Lent?

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Lent is a special time in the Church’s calendar that takes place each spring in the run up to Easter. It begins in either late February or early March with Ash Wednesday. Lent lasts for 40 days (not including Sundays) and ends the day before […]

Christian Festivals

What are the big events that happen during the year?

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Christian Festivals

What are the big events that happen during the year?

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Our calendar year is divided into four seasons – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Each season has its special characteristics, colours and associations. For example Autumn is often associated with harvest, and the orange and yellow leaves that blow around in the blustery wind. It […]