Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday. It is the beginning of Lent for Western Christian churches. It is a day of penitence to clean the soul before the Lent fast.
Churchgoers are marked with a  cross of ashes on the forehead as a sign of penance and mortality.

God our Father, you create us from the dust of the earth.
Grant that these ashes may be for us a sign of our penitence, and a symbol of our mortality.

Ash Wednesday is a the beginning of Lent. It a  season of reparation and reflection before the celebration of Easter.

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