When to Observe FORTY DAYS
Many churches will use the traditional forty days of Lent, beginning
Ash Wednesday going through Holy Saturday (excluding
Sundays, since ancient church practice was not to fast on the Lordís
Day). Others will use these materials as a spiritual exercise for forty
consecutive days prior to Easter.
Some will use Forty Days as preparation helps for a church-wide
Spiritual Emphasis Week, revival, or significant special event during the
fall or some other time of year.
Schedule for the 2004 Lenten
February 25 - Ash Wednesday
Good Friday - April 9
Holy Saturday - April 10
Easter Sunday - April 11
Easter Monday - April 12