The liturgical season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and extends through the next 40 days (not counting Sundays), ending on the Saturday before Easter-also known as Holy Saturday. According to Irenaeus (as quoted by Eusebius), during the first three centuries of the Church, Christians fasted, prayed, and prepared for Easter for two or three days. The first mention of a 40 day preparation occurs around from the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. as a custom to those preparing for baptism. It is the most penitential liturgical season in the church and is reflected in the use of purple vestments and hangings, the omission of saying, “alleluia” during the service and the Gloria in excelsis is replaced with the Kyrie eleison. Lent is a time generally observed by abstaining from things that may interfere with our relationship with God, increased giving, and an increased devotion of time to prayer, ministry, and study.
Coming from 95 N. or S. Come to exit 160A, David McLeod Blvd. Drive until it ends and turn left onto W. Palmetto St. Go to first traffic light and turn Right , not a hard right, onto Cherokee Rd. We are about 1/2 mile on the left hand side.
From Hwy 20, take exit 141B onto David McLeod Blvd. Drive until it ends and turn left onto W. Palmetto St.Go to first traffic light and turn onto Cherokee Rd. We are about 1/2 mile on the left.