Bishops' Conference of England and Wales
Content relating to the liturgical seasons of the Church, excluding Ordinary Time, such as Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter.
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Lent is a time for turning again to the practice of our faith - in prayer, self-denial (fasting) and practical generosity (almsgiving).
During Holy Week we follow Christ from his triumphant entrance into Jerusalem to the foot of the Cross as sorrowful bystanders to His Passion, before rolling back the stone of the empty tomb and the joy of the Resurrection.
Christmas, from the Old English 'Cristes Maesse', the Mass of Christ, is that special time we celebrate how God so loved us that He gave His only begotten Son - the Word made flesh.