St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church to host Lenten service

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church will host a Lenten service on Sunday, April 2. (Photo taken from Eventbrite)

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church will host a Lenten service on Sunday, April 2, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to celebrate the bond that exists between God and all individuals in the community.

Love Divine: Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs for Lent

According to an Eventbrite post, Love Divine: Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs for the Season of Lent will be the name of the celebration of the church's Lenten service for 2023.

Canto Deo's Festival and Chamber Choirs will offer works that draw on ancient words of worship from both the Old and New Testaments. 

The works reportedly center on God's light, love, and presence in people's lives and the grateful response to those things. 

Moreover, the perspectives of composers Josef Rheinberger, Ola Gjeilo, and Thomas Hewitt Jones will be utilized as a lens through which they will examine that love and His continuous presence in people's lives.

As mentioned, in the Christian religion, the season of Lent is a time to reflect on Christ's selfless love and the sacrifice he made on behalf of the people.

The church also remarked that there would not be any fees associated with the service, nor it does not require tickets.

Lenten Season

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a season of prayer, fasting, and giving alms that lasts forty days and finishes at sundown on Holy Thursday.

It is a time of preparation for the celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord that takes place on Easter.

During Lenten season, Catholics are encouraged to seek the Lord through prayer by reading sacred scripture, serve others by giving alms, and cultivate self-control by abstaining from food.

It is said that during the season of Lent, individuals are called not only to refrain from indulging in pleasures but also to undergo a genuine interior conversion of heart to follow Christ's will more sincerely.

The season reminds the Catholics of the holy waters of baptism, in which people were also baptized into the death of Christ, died to sin and evil, and began a new life in Christ. They also remind us that we started this new life in Christ.

Many people are familiar with the custom of refraining from eating meat on Fridays during the season of Lent; nevertheless, individuals are also obligated to engage in other forms of self-discipline and fasting throughout the season.

In addition, giving alms is one method to share the gifts God has bestowed upon us. It can be done not just via the provision of monetary aid but also through the distribution of our time and abilities.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, located on downtown Denver's Auraria Higher Education Campus, is home to a modest but thriving urban Christian community.

They are racially and ethnically varied individuals from various city regions and religious traditions.

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