Lent begins tomorrow!

16.02. 2021 | News, Prayer

On Ash Wednesday (17/02) a Service of the Word will be held here in Mariukirkjan at 19.30.hrs.

The ashes we receive remind us that we are dust and to dust we shall return (Genesis 3:19) and that therefore the entire life of a Christian should be marked by works of self-denial and generosity.

The traditional discipline of Lent consists of:

  • constant prayer and reading of God’s word,
  • fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday,
  • abstinence from meat on Fridays
  • and works of mercy especially towards those who have less in life (Matthew 6: 1-18)

The most important thing is that through prayer and good works we allow God’s grace to bring about our interior conversion.

The Sacrament of Penance should accompany our Lenten observance.


Short Videos

Lent in 3 Minutes

Season of Lent with Dr. Brandt Pitre (22.mins)

Sacraments 101: Penance (why we confess) (5.mins)









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