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

19 Feb


Lent 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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Posted by on February 19, 2015 in Holidays, Lent, Posts of Interest


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