Pre-Lenten Season

   The name commonly given to the weeks preceding Lent covered by the three Sundays entitled, Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinquagesima. The Season is so called because the services on these Sundays are intended to prepare us for the due observance of Lent.
   See Septuagesima.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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