Easter is well known inside and outside of the Church. Prior to Easter the Church enters a time of preparation for 40 days called Lent. The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.
During the season of Lent St. John’s encourages people to take up the discipline of reading through one of the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). These reading guides are provided to assist people in reading through one of the Gospels each Lent in preparation for Easter.