The day before Ash Wednesday, known as Shrove Tuesday in the Anglican Church in England, and marks the beginning of the Christian season of fasting and prayer called Lent ending with Easter. Shrove Tuesday is commonly known in English-speaking countries associated with the United Kingdom and its Anglican traditions. The celebratory aspect of the day developed long before the Protestant Reformation, and was associated with releasing high spirits before the somber season of Lent. It is analogous to the continuing Carnival tradition associated with Mardi Gras.
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Gather with Bishop Lane and Episcopalians from all across the diocese for a day of learning, sharing and growth. With 22 diverse workshops to choose from, you’ll find what you’re looking for. It will be held at South Parish Church in Augusta. Coffee begins at 8:30, workshops are at 9:30, and we’ll gather together at mid-day for worship and an address by Bishop Steve. There’s no charge. But registration by Easter is required. Contact the church office (594-8191) if you need a ride to the workshop.