We Roman Catholics take the Lenten season very seriously. Here's an 1869 article on the season of
Lent as observed in 1869. When I was a member of Trenton's Sacred Heart Parish during the time
when Father Mick Lambeth was Pastor, I was one of the 4 or 5 Lectors to do a reading during a
Tenebrae service. It was the first time I ever heard the word or witnessed the service in other churches.