Today Is Ash Wednesday, The Beginning Of Lent #episcopal #anglican

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The first of the forty days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, and may be imposed with the sign of the cross. Ash Wednesday is observed as a fast in the church year of the Episcopal Church.

Source: Ash Wednesday | Episcopal Church

Christians around the world will be participating in Ash Wednesday services today. It is a time of reflection and prayer as a preparation for Easter.

5 thoughts on “Today Is Ash Wednesday, The Beginning Of Lent #episcopal #anglican”

  1. I have grown up Catholic, so good thing I remembered to go get my ashes today! It is kind of funny walking around a college campus with ashes on your forehead because people have a tendency to give you weird looks.
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