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 The United Methodist Church News

Lent and Easter quiz graphic. Photoshop illustration by Cindy Caldwell. Photo of Lenten cross and thorns by Kathleen Barry, UMNS. Sunset with cross at Belen Memorial United Methodist Church by Austin Bond Photography.

Illustration by Cindy Caldwell; photos by Kathleen Barry and Austin Bond

2017 Lent & Easter Quiz

Lent is the period of 40 days before Easter (excluding Sundays) that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Saturday, the evening before Easter. This year, Lent begins on March 1 and ends on April 15.

During Lent, we enter into a season of preparation, self-reflection and repentance when we seek to literally “turn around” and realign our lives and focus toward God. It is a time to give up things as well as take on new life-giving practices, helping us rid ourselves of distractions and our own selfish desires. By doing so, we seek to live and love as more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

How well do you know the traditions and symbols of the season? We encourage you to check this page each week day during Lent to try a new question and hopefully enrich your experience of Lent and Easter.

Find devotionals, activities for families, inspiring stories and information about our faith for the observance of the Lenten and Easter seasons on our Lent & Easter page.

This quiz was produced by United Methodist Communications.