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.
Adult Forums in Lent – Please join David Grima and Jim Bowditch for an instrumented Lenten forum experience. For those of you who joined us for the Advent Forum, this will continue the theme of “The Way of Love”, and from our perspective it is better than the Advent offering. Sunday, March 10 will outline the program for Lent and cover the first lesson. There will be plenty of opportunity for an interactive discussion among the participants. Also, there is a resource book which is available through the national Church or through Amazon in either print or Kindle formats. The idea behind this series it is to continue development on a rule of life which will guide us in the Way of Love, much along the path the early Christians pursued in doing their best to follow Jesus.