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Does anyone know why Byzantine Catholics start lent on the Monday before Ash Wednesday?

-- A.S. (, February 11, 2005


This link should answer your questions regarding the start dates of Lent

"When Does Lent Begin? Christians familiar only with the Christian West may be surprised to learn that Ash Wednesday and its customs exist only in the Western church. The Eastern churches have other ways of counting the days of Lent, and of beginning this Great Fast. "

-- Michael G. (, February 13, 2005.

Thanks Michael!!! That website helped explained it really well!

-- angie (, February 13, 2005.

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