Keeping Lent and Easter
Discovering the Rhythms and Riches of the Christian Seasons
Paperback |160 pp |198 x 126 mm
While popular traditions of celebrating Easter are an integral part of our shared culture, less is known about how other days of the Christian calendar at this time of year are observed, including the preceding period of Lent.
What is the childrens tradition of shroving?
How should one prepare and eat carlin peas on Passion Sunday?
In what century were eggs forbidden during Lent?
How do Christians around the world recognise St Valentines Day?
Leigh Hatts comprehensively-researched book helps us to rediscover the Christian based, seasonal customs buried deep within our culture and church life. Keeping Lent and Easter is packed with fascinating details about the beliefs, rituals and traditions of liturgical days between Quinquagesima, or Transfiguration Sunday, (the Sunday before Lent) and Corpus Christi (the feast of thanksgiving on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday).