The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance, almsgiving, and self-denial. Its institutional purpose is heightened in the annual commemoration of Holy Week, marking the death and resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the events of the Passion of Christ (The Passion is the Christian theological term used for the events and suffering – physical, spiritual, and mental – of Jesus in the hours before and including his trial and execution by crucifixion) on Good Friday, which then culminates in the celebration on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. courtesy of wikipedia
During Lent, many of the faithful commit to fasting or giving up certain types of luxuries as a form of penitence.
The purpose of fasting is to deny yourself physically to gain closeness with Christ and experience heightened spirituality. There are additional components to supplement the journey, such as Resurrection Day Offering, Private Reading & Study click here for our church news with more on our Mt Ararat Corporate Fast. Mobile users may need to scroll to the bottom of the Church site and select “View Full Site”, then click on the purple banner entitled “Lent 2013” as it scrolls past.
UPDATES for our Biggest Loser Participants:
Check out our Health and Wellness calendar for changes and updates to the program which incorporates the Fast. Click Here for our Health and Wellness calendar.
Big UPDATE for Wednesday Nite!
Biggest Loser sessions are cancelled 2/13/2013 for Ash Wednesday, however optional weigh-ins available for Bigger Loser participants attending the Ash Wednesday services at the church.
NEW: Biggest Losers, we heard you. You have ask for meatless recipes for the FAST, that are fast and friendly. This website has a lot of great meatless, healthy recipes. Enjoy!