Thursday, March 30, 2006

More on Fasting During Lent

For those of you who, like me, might be ignorant of some of the ways Lent is celebrated in other Christian traditions, the Reverend Skip Burzumato provides an explanation of the Anglican tradition of fasting over at Common Grounds. I always appreciate the diverse contributions on that blog, and this is no exception. He succinctly explains why meat is abstained from on Wednesdays and Fridays and includes solid, more general guidelines about the discipline of fasting. The family of one of my students (who attends a PCA church) celebrates Lent in the particular fashion he describes in the article. I have been curious as to where their Protestant tradition originated, and now I's Anglican.

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