The Christian Tradition and Practice of Lent

The annual spiritual journey of Lent is time of reflection, renewal and rebirth.  It involves self denial, fasting, and penance, but it also involves meditation and spiritual growth.  The individual should not just see it as a time on the calendar to give up random things because one’s family does, but to find time to improve or in some cases regrow spiritual connection with Christ.  It is a time to be reflect on Christ’s passion and to take up one’s own cross with the promise of resurrection.

Lent is a time of renewal, reflection and rebirth. Please also review AIHCP’s Christian Counseling Certification


AIHCP offers a four year certification for qualified professionals in Christian Counseling.  The program is online and independent study.  Please review the Christian Counseling Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.

Please review the video below.  The video discusses the history, traditions and importance of Lent in both East and West and also clarifies many of the rules.  Individuals are encouraged to partake in the many Lenten services