Letter from the Rector: Lent 2021


DEAR PEOPLE OF GOD: THE FIRST CHRISTIANS OBSERVED WITH GREAT DEVOTION THE DAYS OF OUR LORD'S PASSION AND RESURRECTION, AND IT BECAME THE CUSTOM OF THE CHURCH TO PREPARE FOR THEM BY A SEASON OF PENITENCE AND FASTING. THIS SEASON OF LENT PROVIDED A TIME IN WHICH CONVERTS TO THE FAITH WERE PREPARED FOR HOLY BAPTISM. IT WAS ALSO A TIME WHEN THOSE WHO, BECAUSE OF NOTORIOUS SINS, HAD BEEN SEPARATED FROM THE BODY OF THE FAITHFUL WERE