(Closed) Calling All Catholics, Episcopalians and Lutherans

posted 8 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Unfortunately I have work and class today, so no ashes for me :o(  This has been the first time I’ve missed it in years, I think…

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

actually its not a holy day of obligation. although lots of people think it is.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was raised Catholic so I should probably know this, but do you know the meaning behind abstaining from eating meat during Lent?  I get the meaning of abstaining from things in general during Lent, but why specifically is it meat?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

tulip…the meaning for abstaining from meat is just another sacrafice that we make to show how much we love and adore our Lord and how thankful we are that He sacrificed so much for us to be forgiven of our sins. It really shows perserverence and meat is where many people get many of their nutients from…and instead of feeling as though you need meet to survive, it is important to pray and ask God for help to get through Lent and to thank Him for all the sacrafices He made for us.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

Actually, if you follow the old rules you would ALWAYS abstain from meat on EVERY Friday of the year.  The Roman Catholic church eased the rules in the 50s.  The purpose is to remind you of your spiritual hunger and your need for God in your life.  Anglican Catholics still observe abstaining from meat on Fridays.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

thank you KLP for posting this! It is upsetting how many people dont get the meaning of Lent, and think that giving up candy or going to the gym more applies as their sacrafice.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

Raise your hand if someone told you “You’ve got a little something on your forehead there” today!

::raises hand!::

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

The non-profit I work for is Episcopal-affiliated.  Even though we are at work the priests come to our office during the day and do a “drive-by-ashing”.  Its pretty cool.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

@eeniebeans: That is hilarious and awesome!

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I am not any of the above, but I went to an Episcopal service for my first time today and also received ashes and the holy euchrist for the first time.

It was an awesome experience and definitely got me in the right mind for the lenten season.

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