Lent: 40 Days or 40 Hours?

Tim Kimberly has a great piece over at Credo House titled, “A Short History of Lent”.  Most interesting is that the current 40-day period of observance may come as a result of a translation error! He suggests that the original practice in the first few centuries of the church may have been only a 40 hour fast (or a 40 hour “day”) before Easter Sunday. There is good material here for history buffs who are curious about the origins of Lent.


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