CHRISTIANS DURING THE SEASON OF LENT
It is an excellent thing to pass from one prayer to another, to advance from keeping one fast or solemnity to another. Now we are very near to that time which is a new beginning for us, the blessed Passion in which the Lord was sacrificed.
We are nourished by the Food of Life and, with His precious Blood as from a fountain, we delight our souls. God gives the happiness of salvation and gathers us all together, uniting us spiritually wherever we may be, helping us to pray together and give thanks in the unity of faith.
– St Athanasius, 4th century