RELIGION
03/05/2014 08:18 am ET Updated Mar 05, 2014

Lent 2014: Lenten Fast With Prayers, Poems, Reflections Prepares For Easter (LIVE BLOG)

Roman Catholics devotees light candles at a church as the country marks Ash Wednesday, the official beginning of the Christia
Roman Catholics devotees light candles at a church as the country marks Ash Wednesday, the official beginning of the Christian Lenten season in Manila on February 5, 2014. The ash symbolizes the mortality of human beings, of bodies disintegrating to ash after one dies. The Philippines is Asia's bastion of Catholicism, with over 80 percent of the about 100 million population belonging to the faith. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO (Photo credit should read JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)

The 40 days of Lent that lead to Easter are the most sacred and spiritually powerful in the Christian calendar. From the Ash Wednesday reminder to 'remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return,' to the the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, to the joyful Easter song of 'Christ the Lord Is Risen Today' -- Lent is a time when Christians are invited to examine our faith, and deepen the commitment to live the Christian life.

Starting on March 5, Ash Wednesday, HuffPost Religion offers you the opportunity to walk together with an on-line community of pilgrims through this season of grown and discovery. Each day HuffPost will be updating this liveblog with scripture lessons, prayers, music, poetry, hymns, ideas for charitable service and supportive comments and suggestions from fellow HuffPost Lent community members to help make your fast meaningful and powerful.

We will also be offering daily Lenten reflections by some of the most respected Christian voices who will share with you deep wisdom for your walk with Christ. We will constantly be updating this liveblog with Lenten spiritual resources for your fast. All Christian traditions are encouraged to participate whether or not Lent is observed in your church.

Tweet us at @HuffPostRelig to share with us your observations and thoughts on Lent. We look forward to sharing the holiday with you.

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BEFORE YOU GO

PHOTO GALLERY
Lent Meditation Slideshow
CONVERSATIONS