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•a 40-day period before
Easter
begins on Ash Wed.
( - Sun.s = Resurrection)
ends at the Mass
of the Lord’s Supper
on Hol...
LENT
+ Prayer
(God)
+ Fasting
(Self)
+ Alms-
giving
(Others)
Chrism
Mass
Mass of
the
Lord’s
Supper
Servic
e
Vene-
ration
o...
PERIOD OF LENT
The number "40"
has always had special
spiritual significance
regarding a period of: Testing,
Trial, God’s ...
PERIOD OF LENT
*It rained for 40 days & nights
when God wanted to cleanse
the world and start over:
Gen 7:12
*Israel wande...
PERIOD OF LENT
*Elijah walked for 40 days/nights
to Mt Horeb: 1 Kg 19:8
* God, through the prophecy
of judgment by Jonah
g...
* Christ fasted
(was tempted)
40 days and 40
nights
in the desert: Mt
4:1-2
WHY IS IT CALLED
LENT?
-- derives from the
Germanic root for "Spring" 
-- an old English word
lengthen comes from
the “len...
WHY IS IT CALLED LENT?
 In Latin,
Lent is quadragesima
which means forty days
 In Greek,
it is tessarakoste
which means ...
"The two elements which are
especially characteristic of Lent --
the recalling of baptism or
the preparation for it,
and p...
Purple (or violet) symbolises
repentance and penance.
It reminds us of the violet
flower that bows its head
and is a symbo...
REPENT
RECONCILE
REJECT/RENOUNCE
RECEIVE
RENEW
3 PILLARS OF LENT
The 3-fold acts during Lent are
•Prayer (Mt 6:5-6)
•Fasting (Mt 6:16-18)
•Almsgiving (Mt 6:2-4)
-- not p...
“We must trust
in the mighty power
of God’s mercy.
We are all sinners,
but His grace
transforms us
and makes us new.”
The ...
• The Church requires fasting and
abstinence as signs of repentance.
• Repentance means to turn away from
sin and turn bac...
• 1) Ash Wednesday
• 2) Good Friday
• All Catholics age 18 to 59, except those
who have a legitimate need to eat a
normal ...
THE WAY OF THE CROSS
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
-- a way to pray/ meditate on Christ's sacrifice
--- divided into 14 stations f...
LENT IS A TIME
through personal study,
meditation and prayer, to...
• remember God's gift of love and
grace for us through...
• confess our sins, repent
and
seek forgiveness, and to
forgive others.
• reflect on the meaning of
sacrifice and to
exper...
•seek spiritual growth, healing
and renewal.
•strengthen our faith and
commitment in our daily walk
with Jesus Christ.
•le...
Our Lenten gaze is often interior,
often turned toward
the unsettling
weakness of our own hearts,
towards our personal fai...
Our attention
is necessarily turned,
also to communal and social sin,
to the structural and corporate,
even conspiratorial...
Solitude
Self-examination
Sorrow
Sacrifices
Service
Self-emptying
“Spring”
1 TEMPTATION
2 TRANSFIGURATION
3 TEMPLE
4 TRUTH
5 TIME OF JUDGEMENT
6 TRIUMPH
TEMPTATION:
1st SUNDAY IN LENT
Genesis 9:8-17: God’s everlasting
covenant of peace with Noah
1 Peter 3:18-22: Noah/family ...
TRANSFIGURATION
2nd SUNDAY IN LENT
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16: Abraham’s
Sacrifices son; God rewards
Romans 4:13-25: Like Abrah...
TEMPLE
3 SUNDAY IN LENT
Exo 20:1-17: 10 commandments
2 Cor 1:18-25: Christ crucified –
The wisdom and power of God
John 2:...
TRUTH
4th SUNDAY IN LENT
Num 21:4-9: Destruction of Jerusalem
as a result of sin; King of Persia
frees Israelites from
exi...
TIME OF JUDGMENT
5TH SUNDAY IN LENT
Jer 31:31-34: New covenant
inscribed upon the heart
Heb 5:5-10: Jesus prayed
with loud...
TRIUMPHANT
6TH SUNDAY IN LENT
PALM /PASSION SUN.)
Mark 11:1-11: (Procession)
Isaiah 50:4-9a: Suffering Servant
Phil 2:5-11...
1 TEMPTATION
2 TRANSFIGURATION
3 TEMPLE
4 TRUTH
5 TIME OF JUDGEMENT
6 TRIUMPH
Lent & Holy Week - Part 1 - Lenten Journey - Presented by Martin Jalleh 2015
Lent & Holy Week - Part 1 - Lenten Journey - Presented by Martin Jalleh 2015
Lent & Holy Week - Part 1 - Lenten Journey - Presented by Martin Jalleh 2015
Lent & Holy Week - Part 1 - Lenten Journey - Presented by Martin Jalleh 2015
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Lent & Holy Week - Part 1 - Lenten Journey - Presented by Martin Jalleh 2015

  1. 1. •a 40-day period before Easter begins on Ash Wed. ( - Sun.s = Resurrection) ends at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday HOLY WEEK starts on Palm/ Passion Sun. the week before Easter
  2. 2. LENT + Prayer (God) + Fasting (Self) + Alms- giving (Others) Chrism Mass Mass of the Lord’s Supper Servic e Vene- ration of the Cross Vigil Mass (Bap- Tism) ASH WED Passion Sun (Palm Sun) Holy Thursday Good Friday Holy Sat Holy week
  3. 3. PERIOD OF LENT The number "40" has always had special spiritual significance regarding a period of: Testing, Trial, God’s Judgment Probation, Preparation it is forty weeks that a woman carries her developing baby before a new life can come forth from the womb.   All these “forties” are a necessary and not-so- comfortable prelude for something new. 
  4. 4. PERIOD OF LENT *It rained for 40 days & nights when God wanted to cleanse the world and start over: Gen 7:12 *Israel wandered for 40 years in the desert: Deut 8:2,4 * Moses stayed on Mt Sinai for 40 days/nights: Ex 24:18
  5. 5. PERIOD OF LENT *Elijah walked for 40 days/nights to Mt Horeb: 1 Kg 19:8 * God, through the prophecy of judgment by Jonah gave the city of Nineveh 40 days to repent: Jonah 3:4
  6. 6. * Christ fasted (was tempted) 40 days and 40 nights in the desert: Mt 4:1-2
  7. 7. WHY IS IT CALLED LENT? -- derives from the Germanic root for "Spring"  -- an old English word lengthen comes from the “lengthening” of daylight hours as we progress from the darkness of winter to the new light of spring
  8. 8. WHY IS IT CALLED LENT?  In Latin, Lent is quadragesima which means forty days  In Greek, it is tessarakoste which means fortieth
  9. 9. "The two elements which are especially characteristic of Lent -- the recalling of baptism or the preparation for it, and penance -- should be given greater emphasis in the liturgy and in liturgical catechesis. It is by means of them that the Church prepares the faithful for the celebration of Easter, while they hear God's word more frequently and devote more time to prayer" (no. 109). The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of Vatican Council II
  10. 10. Purple (or violet) symbolises repentance and penance. It reminds us of the violet flower that bows its head and is a symbol of humility. Also associated with royalty Jesus is dressed in a purple robe and mocked as king of the Jews. Violet reminds us that Jesus our King  suffered, died, and resurrected for us.  LITURGICAL COLOUR OF LENT
  11. 11. REPENT RECONCILE REJECT/RENOUNCE RECEIVE RENEW
  12. 12. 3 PILLARS OF LENT The 3-fold acts during Lent are •Prayer (Mt 6:5-6) •Fasting (Mt 6:16-18) •Almsgiving (Mt 6:2-4) -- not practised in order to be seen by people (Mt 6:1) -- penance for repentance and goodwill towards others.
  13. 13. “We must trust in the mighty power of God’s mercy. We are all sinners, but His grace transforms us and makes us new.” The final twittermessage by Pope Benedict XVI before he announced his resignation. It provides us with an apt summary of the central message of Lent.
  14. 14. • The Church requires fasting and abstinence as signs of repentance. • Repentance means to turn away from sin and turn back to God. • FASTING – one full meal and two half meals.
  15. 15. • 1) Ash Wednesday • 2) Good Friday • All Catholics age 18 to 59, except those who have a legitimate need to eat a normal meal, e.g. - the sick or infirm - pregnant or nursing women - some manual labourers.
  16. 16. THE WAY OF THE CROSS STATIONS OF THE CROSS -- a way to pray/ meditate on Christ's sacrifice --- divided into 14 stations from the time He was condemned to his burial. -- a devotion has been long encouraged by the church, especially during Lent & Good Friday. -- was developed during the Crusades when the knights and pilgrims began to follow the route of Christ's way to Calvary. -- devotion spread throughout Europe and was promulgated by the Franciscan friars in the 14th and 15th centuries
  17. 17. LENT IS A TIME through personal study, meditation and prayer, to... • remember God's gift of love and grace for us through Jesus Christ. •reflect on Jesus' crucifixion and his sacrifice of his life for us. •examine our personal lives, gain spiritual insight into our problems and needs.
  18. 18. • confess our sins, repent and seek forgiveness, and to forgive others. • reflect on the meaning of sacrifice and to experience it in a personal way by giving up •desire God's will and direction in living healthy, holy lives.
  19. 19. •seek spiritual growth, healing and renewal. •strengthen our faith and commitment in our daily walk with Jesus Christ. •lead us from the darkness of the tomb into the glorious light of Christ's resurrection!
  20. 20. Our Lenten gaze is often interior, often turned toward the unsettling weakness of our own hearts, towards our personal failures to be who we want to be. None of us, in approaching any Lent, is unaware of the gap between God's hopes for us and our feeble realization of the gift of creation.
  21. 21. Our attention is necessarily turned, also to communal and social sin, to the structural and corporate, even conspiratorial, aspects of our sinfulness.
  22. 22. Solitude Self-examination Sorrow Sacrifices Service Self-emptying “Spring”
  23. 23. 1 TEMPTATION 2 TRANSFIGURATION 3 TEMPLE 4 TRUTH 5 TIME OF JUDGEMENT 6 TRIUMPH
  24. 24. TEMPTATION: 1st SUNDAY IN LENT Genesis 9:8-17: God’s everlasting covenant of peace with Noah 1 Peter 3:18-22: Noah/family saved by Ark - We are saved by Baptism Mark 1:9-15: Jesus is led into the Desert to be tempted by the devil “The reign of God is at hand”
  25. 25. TRANSFIGURATION 2nd SUNDAY IN LENT Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16: Abraham’s Sacrifices son; God rewards Romans 4:13-25: Like Abraham God did not spare his own son Mark 8:31-38: Transfiguration & 1st Announcement of his death and resurrection
  26. 26. TEMPLE 3 SUNDAY IN LENT Exo 20:1-17: 10 commandments 2 Cor 1:18-25: Christ crucified – The wisdom and power of God John 2:13-22: Jesus cleanses the Temple; Announces its destruction/rebuilding Applies it to his own body
  27. 27. TRUTH 4th SUNDAY IN LENT Num 21:4-9: Destruction of Jerusalem as a result of sin; King of Persia frees Israelites from exile and rebuilds temple Eph 2:1-10: God rich in mercy John 3:14-21: God so loved the world; Moses, bronze serpent Jesus -- lifted up
  28. 28. TIME OF JUDGMENT 5TH SUNDAY IN LENT Jer 31:31-34: New covenant inscribed upon the heart Heb 5:5-10: Jesus prayed with loud cries John 12:20-33: Jesus troubled. He prayed; The Father promised to glorify Him
  29. 29. TRIUMPHANT 6TH SUNDAY IN LENT PALM /PASSION SUN.) Mark 11:1-11: (Procession) Isaiah 50:4-9a: Suffering Servant Phil 2:5-11: Jesus Emptied Himself Mark 14 & 15: Passion by Mark; Climax Confession = SON OF GOD
  30. 30. 1 TEMPTATION 2 TRANSFIGURATION 3 TEMPLE 4 TRUTH 5 TIME OF JUDGEMENT 6 TRIUMPH

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