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.

Author: Tony Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. My life is about my wife Laura of 18 years. We have a dog named Cody. I have worked in customer service and relations. Currently I work for Blood Assurance a regional blood bank contacting donors to donate blood. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1994, Hiwassee College in 1992 and Red Bank High School in 1988. Spiritually I am a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. My interests are blogging (duh), media, computers, cooking, sports, entertainment, culture and religion. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace and love!

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 alyssaflanagan.com 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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