Tag Archives: Ash Wednesday

Fasting with Christ

Well, it’s a confusing day for Christians, today, being both Ash Wednesday and St. Valentine’s Day.  Some people might be geared up for a valentine’s day date, but it’s also the beginning of Lent.  The worship service for this day … Continue reading

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Learning from the Liturgy: Ash Wednesday

In our Texts for Common Prayer, the worship service for Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent, this year being tomorrow, February 14th) is described thus: Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent: a time of penitence, … Continue reading

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Introduction to Ash Wednesday

If you’ve never heard anything about Ash Wednesday or Lent before (or at least have never heard anything good about them), this article is for you. Let’s start with Scripture.  Imagine you’re an Israelite and your religious leaders read this … Continue reading

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The First day of Lent, commonly called Ash Wednesday

(5 March 2014, 18 Feb. 2015) The Collect: ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hates nothing that you have made and forgives the sins of all them that are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, … Continue reading

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Preparation for Lent

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.  Lent is a 40-day season focusing on Christ’s passion.  Why such a long time, you might ask?  There are many reasons.  40 days is the classic Biblical length of time that … Continue reading

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