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Like other liturgical seasons, Lent has its own special rules and practices. But did you know there are certain things that should not be done in Lent? Catholic News highlights four shifts in the liturgical tone of the Lenten season.

1- Instrumental music with no singing

While the playing of instrumental music such as the organ or other musical instruments are allowed during Mass in order to support the singing, it is omitted during Lent. However, there are exceptions. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) states:

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