This is a Christian
themed coordinated web set I created based on the symbolism associated
with Lent. Traditional symbolism of Lent is the wooden cross, a
purple robe, nails, thorns, and palm branches. All these elements
come from the story of Jesus's final entry into Jerusalem through his
suffering during crucifixtion on the cross. Lent traditionally
lasts 40 days.
Above you see a sample of how a web page title could be inserted into
the Lenten title image created for this set. A blank of
clip art is in the .zip file
below. If you don't have a graphic
program capable of inserting a page title, e-mail me and I
it for you as
time allows. Below you will find the Lent cross, robe, palm and thorn
graphic divider and palm bullet designed for this page. Lenten
coordinating navigation graphics that could be placed at the
bottom of each page if appropriate are also included.
the resurrection of Jesus, therefore, the six Sundays that occur during
Lent are not counted as part of the 40 days of Lent, and are referred
to as the Sundays in Lent. The number 40 is connected with many
biblical events, but especially with the forty days Jesus spent in the
wilderness preparing for His ministry by facing the temptations that
could lead him to abandon his mission and calling. This season of
the year is equal only to the Season of Advent in importance in the
Christian year, and is part of the second major grouping of Christian
festivals and sacred time that includes Holy Week, Easter, and
The color used in
the sanctuary for most of Lent is purple, red violet, or dark
violet . These colors symbolize both the pain and suffering
leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus as well as the suffering of
humanity and the world under sin. Purple is also the color
of royalty, and so anticipates through the suffering and death of Jesus
the coming resurrection and hope of newness that will be celebrated in
the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
traditionally been marked by penitential prayer, fasting, and
almsgiving. Christian churches that observe Lent focus on it
as a time of prayer, especially penance, repenting for failures and sin
as a way to focus on the need for God’s grace. It is really
a preparation to celebrate Easter, and the resurrected life that
Christians live and hope for.
Protestants consider the observation of Lent to be a choice, rather
than an obligation. They may decide to give up a favorite food or drink
(e.g. chocolate, alcohol) or activity (e.g. going to the movies,
playing video games) for Lent, or they may instead decide to take on a
Lenten discipline such as devotions, volunteering for charity work, and
so forth. Roman Catholics may also observe Lent in this way, in
addition to the dietary restrictions Catholicism still outlines, though
observation is no longer mandatory under the threat of mortal sin.
used for the sample title and buttons above is called: "Nails"
To save, you may download the .zip file which
includes the Christian Lent graphics, clip art, instructions and
template. Do not link to the graphics on this page!
Please note that this set is free to use on personal websites only
(donations are always appreciated). Those sites that hope to
generate income (business site) there is a one time $10 minimum
requested donation payable through Pay Pal.
Whether it is a commercial or personal web site, a text link to this
site MUST appear on all pages you use these designs on. Below
is a suggested format:
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