The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving, atonement and self-denial. Its institutional purpose is heightened in the annual commemoration of Holy Week, marking the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the tradition and events of the New Testament beginning on Friday of Sorrows, further climaxing on Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday, which ultimately culminates in the joyful celebration on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Each year Christians challenge their physical and mental by giving up something or doing something. Hollywood was presented with the same choices and here are some of the things they cam up with:
— Mariska Hargitay (@Mariska) March 5, 2014
— TAMAR BRAXTON (@TamarBraxtonHer) March 7, 2014
My team wants me to give up Cussing for lent.but after serious thought I said Hell Naw!! And decided to give up Spanish!!something I can do!
— CedEntertainer (@CedEntertainer) March 5, 2014
I’m trying to give up fear for Lent. Look what my friend David sent me…affirmation that helps him battle cancer. pic.twitter.com/RghjPzcCbK
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) February 22, 2013