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What does the term ‘Lent,’ which comes from ‘lencten,’ mean?

Lenten Display - 3-10-201300Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means “spring.” The root words mean “long days,” and this combination probably refers to the increasing daylight at this time of year.

Lent’s 40 days represent Jesus’ time in the wilderness, enduring temptation and preparing to begin his ministry.

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