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Forgiveness lent

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The season of Lent is a time of preparation for the church's observance of the trial, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus.

Many Christians cite the above verses and emphasize the importance of forgiving, but Lent turns this instruction on its head. Lent is Forgiveness lent penitential season. During these 40 days, the focus is on repentance and the need for forgiveness, not its practice.

In Orthodox traditions, the last Forgiveness lent before Lent is Forgiveness Sunday. This day's evening service concludes with a ceremony in which members kneel before one another and ask for forgiveness.

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