A New Day, of Abstinence


RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new day, the day after Carnival, and I know most of you are thinking about the next 46 calendar days of Lent until Easter Sunday - April 24th. Don't worry though, no judgments, your choices are between you and your maker. Now at the risk of covering old ground, a layman's synopsis of how this all came about.

For starters, some say the word Lent originates from a Germanic root meaning Spring, but the timing was initiated in the Babylonian pagan religious days, in central-southern Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq).

According to Semeramis . . .

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