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


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.

Author: Tony Burgess

Hi There! My name is Tony Burgess. My friends call me "T-Bird", I'm a believer, blogger, lover and bleeding heart idealist from the great city of Chattanooga, TN. I embrace all things geeky and nerdy. This blog is where I chronicle and curate the silly and sacred things in life. My life is about my wife of 17 years Laura, Cody our boy dog, family, friends and of course blogging. I work for Blood Assurance a regional blood bank. The Episcopal/Anglican Church is where I express my faith and St. Peter's parish is my community. Grace and peace to all!

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.
    Also, I noticed that you followed my old blog, so thank you for that! However, I have relocated to and I would love if you would re-subscribe to me there! Thank you in advance and I look forward to reading more of your content!


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