FAQs: Lent & Easter
Why ashes? Connecting to who we are and who we can be
We see them on Ash Wednesday, but how much do you know about this ancient symbol and its underlying message? Read More
Lent Quiz: Take the challenge!
Another Lent has begun. How was the imposition of ashes different in the early church? That's our question for today. Come back daily to learn more. More
What does The United Methodist Church say about fasting?
There is a strong biblical base for fasting, and the practice has been a part of Methodism from its early beginnings. Read More
Why is the Easter season 50 days long?
Ever wonder why Easter is 50 days long? In this week's Ask the UMC question, explore the reason behind the length of the Easter season. Read More
What is Maundy Thursday?
Maundy Thursday is an alternate name for Holy Thursday. Learn more here. Read More
What is a Tenebrae service?
The Tenebrae is an ancient Christian Good Friday service. Learn more here. Read More
When did United Methodists start the “imposition of ashes” on Ash Wednesday?
United Methodists have had resources for worship that include the imposition of ashes since 1979. Read More
What is Lent and why does it last forty days?
Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Read More
Why ashes on Ash Wednesday?
The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in Jewish and Christian worship. Read More