St Alban's Church

Churchill Parken 11, Langelinie, DK 1263, Copenhagen, Denmark | Map

 


Today is: Thursday 12th, 2019

Lent

Lent is a period of fasting, moderation, and self-denial leading up to EASTER Sunday.

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday and ends with Easter Sunday. The length of the Lenten fast was established in the 4th century as 46 days (40 days, not counting Sundays). During Lent, participants eat sparingly or give up a particular food or habit. It’s six weeks of self-discipline.

Lent began as a way for Christians to remind themselves of the value of repentance. The austerity of the Lenten season was seen as similar to how people in the Old Testament fasted and repented in sackcloth and ashes (Esther 4:1-3; Jeremiah 6:26; Daniel 9:3).

The last week of Lent is Holy Week.

Holy Week

HOLY WEEK begins on Palm Sunday morning with the triumphal entry of Christ the King into Jerusalem.

Maundy Thursday

On Maundy Thursday we commemorate the Institution of the Eucharist or Communion. On this day in Jerusalem, Jesus, with his disciples, ate at the Last Supper where He commanded them to go out and "do this in remembrance of me".

Good Friday

It is the one-day of the year when the Church does not celebrate Communion.

Easter Day

Easter Sunday, which immediately follows Holy Week is the great feast day and apogee of the Christian liturgical year: on this day the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated.

It is the first day of the new season of the Great Fifty Days, or Eastertide, which runs from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday. The Resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday is the main reason why Christians keep Sunday as the primary day of religious observance.

Seasonal Services

As well as our regular services, Saint Alban's has services on:

 

See the newsletter and the upcoming events list for details of these services