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An Kwaresma iyo an solemne na Kristianong relihiyosong pag-obserbar sa liturhikal na taon sa pagsalingoy kan 40 na aldaw kan pag-ayuno ni Jesukristo sa desyerto asin pagtagal kan pagsugót ni Satanas, segun sa Gospel ni Mateo, Mark asin Lukas, bago an kapinonan kan pampublikong ministro.[1][2] Pig-oobserbaran an Kwaresma sa Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist, Moravian, Oriental Orthodox, Church of the East, United Protestant asin Roman Catholic na mga tradisyon kan Kristianismo.[3][4] An ibang Anabaptist, Baptist, Reformed (kabali an nagkapirang Continental Reformed, Presbyterian asin Congregationalist churches), asin nondenominational Christian na mga simbahan nag-oobserbar man kan Kwaresma, minsan ngani dakol na simbahan dai nag-oobserbar sa tradisyon na ini.[5][6][7][8][9][10]

  1. "What is Lent and why does it last forty days?". The United Methodist Church. Retrieved 24 August 2007. 
  2. "The Liturgical Year". The Anglican Catholic Church. Archived from the original on 24 August 2007. Retrieved 24 August 2007.  Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. Comparative Religion For Dummies. For Dummies. 2011. ISBN 978-1118052273. Retrieved 8 March 2011. This is the day Lent begins. Christians go to church to pray and have a cross drawn in yellow in ashes on their foreheads. The ashes drawn on ancient tradition represent repentance before God. The holiday is part of Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, and Episcopalian liturgies, among others. 
  4. Gassmann, Günther (2001). Historical Dictionary of Lutheranism. Scarecrow Press, Inc. p. 180. ISBN 978-0810866201. 
  5. Mennonite Stew – A Glossary: Lent. Third Way Café. Archived from the original on 19 December 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2012. Traditionally, Lent was not observed by the Mennonite church, and only recently have more modern Mennonite churches started to focus on the six-week season preceding Easter.  Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. Brumley, Jeff. "Lent not just for Catholics, but also for many denominations, Baptists and other evangelicals". The Florida Times Union. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  7. Benedict, Philip (2014). Christ's Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism. Yale University Press. p. 506. ISBN 978-0300105070. 
  8. "Question & Answer: Should we Observe Lent?". Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Retrieved 10 April 2022. Those inheriting a Reformed theology (which would include the OPC) have adopted the stance that the church is only to practice in worship what the Bible actually establishes, often called the 'regulative principle of worship.' Many in the Reformed tradition would exclude the practice of Lent on this basis—it lacks scriptural warrant. 
  9. Moore, Scott (2008). "The Predicament and the Promise for Young Baptist Scholars". In Ward, Roger; Gushee, David. The Scholarly Vocation and the Baptist Academy: Essays on the Future of Baptist Higher Education. Mercer University Press, Inc. p. 143. In most Baptist churches, Lent is non-existent, and Advent is merely the 'pre-Christmas' wind-up. 
  10. Kraybill, Donald; Nolt, Steven; Weaver—Zercher, David (2012). The Amish Way: Patient Faith in a Perilous World. Wiley. p. 69. The Amish do not observe Advent, Lent or other historic seasons of the church year[.]