There Are 46 Days in Lent, but Only 40 Days of Sacrifice

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c. 2007 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Forty-six. Count ’em. That is the number of days between Ash Wednesday and the start of Easter in the Western tradition of Lent. So why do Christian churches often refer to the 40 days of Lent, and what should followers who sacrifice a favorite food or activity during the […]

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