Xt3 Podcast: Lenten Practices
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Fasting and abstaining, palms and ashes, feet washing and forbidden words. Why do Catholics do what they do during Lent? The Lenten Practices Podcast explores the fun - and serious - facts about the traditions of the Lenten season.
||The Three Pillars of Lent - Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving||The three traditional pillars of Lenten observance are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Catholics, Eastern Orthodox Christians and some Protestants observe these traditional pillars as a means to grow in faith during the 40-day journey to Easter. As Pope Benedict XVI said in his 2011 Lenten message, “Through these three essential practices, Lent teaches us how to live the love of Christ in an ever more radical way.”||14 2 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
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||What is the History of Palm Sunday?||What is the history of Palm Sunday? Today we find out what happens to the palms, and how exactly a donkey can make a triumphant entrance.||27 3 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Holy Week in Rome||Holy Week in Rome: The Easter traditions in the Eternal City are something special. Mary shares her first hand experience of Holy Week in Rome, with all the special and wonderful traditions. This is one not to be missed!||21 3 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||What do the Lenten Colours Mean?||What do the Lenten Colours Mean? When did priests start wearing vestments, and why are there so many different colours used during Lent? Why do we strip the altar? Find out here!||14 3 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Why Does The Priest Wash Feet?||Fasting and abstaining, palms and ashes, feet washing and forbidden words. Why do Catholics do what they do during Lent? The Lenten Practices Podcast explores the fun - and serious - facts about the traditions of the Lenten season. Why Does the Priest Wash Feet? When did the practice start? What does it signify?||5 3 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Why Do We Fast and Abstain?||Why Do We Fast and Abstain? Did you know that St John the Baptist survived on a diet of wild locusts and honey? Learn more about the history and practice of fasting - and how it differs from abstinence!||28 2 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||What is the Season of Lent?||What is the season of Lent? Is it really 40 days long? Where does the 'Alleluia' go? All the basics are covered in this first Lenten Practices Podcast!||18 2 2010||Free||View In iTunes|