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Lent Quiz: Why are eggs associated with Easter?

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Experts from the age of five to ten, as well as The Rev. MaryJane Pierce Norton from the General Board of Discipleship, talk about the traditions of the Easter egg — from hunting eggs, to coloring them, to the egg as a symbol of new life. The egg became associated with Easter somewhere near the 400s and was often a food that was given up at Lent.

According to Rev. Norton, “In some of the early church traditions, people brought their eggs to the church to be blessed before they ate them, as the first joyful food of Easter.”

Please also enjoy “Outtakes” and other cute stuff  we couldn’t fit into the video.

 
 

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Lent Quiz: True or False? Sundays are not counted in the 40 days of Lent

The correct answer is True.

Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter” and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, meaning “lengthen” and refers to the lengthening days of spring. The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry.

Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent began as a period of fasting and preparation for baptism by new converts and then became a time of penance by all Christians. Today, Christians focus on relationship with God, growing as disciples and extending ourselves, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of ourselves for others.

Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter.” This is why you will see the designation “Sunday in Lent” rather than “Sunday of Lent” in the naming of these Sundays. On each Lord’s Day in Lent, while Lenten fasts continue, the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2021 in Easter, Holidays, Lent, Pender UMC, Posts of Interest

 

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Lent Quiz: True or False? Sundays are not counted in the 40 days of Lent

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The correct answer is True.

Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter” and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.

This video “mini retreat” offers you a chance to reflect on the 40 days of Lent through photos and singing of “Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown.”

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2015 in Easter, Holidays, Lent, Pender UMC, Posts of Interest

 

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Lent Quiz: Why are eggs associated with Easter?

easter-eggs-colorful

 

Experts from the age of five to ten, as well as The Rev. MaryJane Pierce Norton from the General Board of Discipleship, talk about the traditions of the Easter egg — from hunting eggs, to coloring them, to the egg as a symbol of new life. The egg became associated with Easter somewhere near the 400s and was often a food that was given up at Lent.

According to Rev. Norton, “In some of the early church traditions, people brought their eggs to the church to be blessed before they ate them, as the first joyful food of Easter.”

Please also enjoy “Outtakes” and other cute stuff  we couldn’t fit into the video.

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2015 in Easter, Holidays, Lent, Pender UMC, Posts of Interest

 

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Methodist Trivia Quiz

How much do you know about The United Methodist Church and its history?
Take this quiz to find out just how United Methodist you are!

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Posted by on November 28, 2012 in Posts of Interest

 

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