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Saturday, 4 April 2015
When does Lent End?
are two days for the end of Lent. What most people mean by "When does
Lent end?" is "When does the Lenten fast end?" The answer to that
question is Holy Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday), which is the
46th day since Ash Wednesday (if you include Ash Wednesday) but the 40th
day of the 40-day Lenten fast. Liturgically, however, Lent ends two
days earlier, on Holy Thursday—at least since 1969, when the General
Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar, which govern the revised
Roman calendar used in the celebration of the Novus Ordo Mass, were
released. More specifically, paragraph 28 of the General Norms for the
Liturgical Year and the Calendar states, "Lent runs from Ash Wednesday
until the Mass of the Lord's Supper exclusive." In other words,
liturgically speaking, Lent ends just before the Mass of the Lord's
Supper on Holy Thursday evening, when the liturgical season of the
Easter Triduum begins.
I am a retired Consulting IT Specialist. I have been married to Julia for over 47 years and we are blessed with four children; David, Andrew, Lawrie and Hélèna. Not forgetting the "other half's"; Gaew married to Andrew, Lawrie's partner Emma and Hélèna's husband Sam.
In addition we have a grandson - Henry Thomas, son of Lawrie and Emma. Henry was five in April 2018 and he now has a sister, Georgia Rose, born on 29 December 2017.
I am ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the RC Church - date of ordination 8 June 2013 so am now in my sixth year of ministry.