Tag Archive: Lent

Feb 17

Remember That You Are Dust, And To Dust You Shall Return

The following is a re-post from my old blog, originally posted March 6, 2006. – Eric On the first day of Lent we heard these words (adapted from Genesis 3:19) spoken as a priest dipped his thumb in ash and made the sign of the cross on our foreheads. They served as an outward sign […]

Feb 03

What Does Lent Mean to You?

[A previous post didn’t get the attention I’d hoped for, so I’m republishing it. – Funky] "The Teutonic word Lent, which we employ to denote the forty days’ fast preceding Easter, originally meant no more than the spring season. Still it has been used from the Anglo-Saxon period to translate the more significant Latin term …

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Jan 26

A Season For All Men

"The Teutonic word Lent, which we employ to denote the forty days’ fast preceding Easter, originally meant no more than the spring season. Still it has been used from the Anglo-Saxon period to translate the more significant Latin term quadragesima (French carême, Italian quaresima, Spanish cuaresma), meaning the ‘forty days’, or more literally the ‘fortieth …

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Dec 06

Discovering a Season

Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. I get so excited that I start listening to my Christmas music at the beginning of November, much to the surprise and chagrin of some of my loved ones. This year, I’ve been asking myself what I’ve been getting excited about. Is it the celebration of Christ’s birth? …

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Nov 25

Good Call

I think Francoise Ducros is right. Canada PM: Bush not ‘a moron’ “OTTAWA, Canada (Reuters) — Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, attempting to head off an embarrassing spat with Washington, Thursday quickly distanced himself from a senior official who reportedly called President Bush ‘a moron.’ “

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