church history

Icon of Jesus Tempted in the Desert

Of Lent Past, when Fasts Meant Fast, see what we’ve lost

From time to time I think there’s merit to re-evaluate where we are today against practices of the past. To comb the deposit of faith for gems that can illumine why we do things. Now that pre-lent is nearly gone, and we enter lent proper, I’m posting some passages about lent published in 1890 for your edification….