Has any one in NT observed Lent???
"She [Anna] never left the temple, but worshipped night and day
with fasting and prayer" (Luke 2:37)
Matthew 4th chapter describes our Lord's observance of lent for
40days and His win over Satan.
Our Lord commands how to observe Lent in Matthew 6:16 . "When
you fast do not look gloomy like hypocrites
But when you
anoint your head and wash your face, so that you may not appear to be
fasting, except to your Father who see what is hidden will repay
Our Lord teaches that the church should observe Lent till He come
back. "The days will come when the bridegroom is taken from them,
and then they will fast" (Matthew 9:15)
Acts 13:2 says that the Christians at Antioch has been fasting and
worshiping the Lord.
"The completing their fasting and prayer, they laid hands on them
and sent them off" (Acts 13:3)
( Apostle had been fasting too)
Besides Paul said "Much time had now passed and sailing had
become hazardous because the time of the fast had already gone
( Apostle Paul also observed Lent)
There is more. But isn't this enough now?
My brothern , our Lord , Apostles , our patrairchs , Early church
fathers all observed Lents. Just look around the protestants now?
I saw a protestant pastor eating Meat on holy week. You have
to see "The passion" to get an idea what our Lord suffered for us.
How can you eat and enjoy on week like that????
You heart has to be that hard. That is why church is observing
holy week as Lent, fasting and prayer. Look at the protestants?
in our Lord
St. Igantious church