The Season Of Lent 2021 #Lent

For many in the Christian community today begins the season of Lent. This 40 days before Easter is a time for self reflection, penitence, forgiveness and thinking of ones life and mortality. Pope Francis offers this list of things one can do to observe and participate in during this season. Everyone should find something they can do from this list.

The Coronavirus pandemic began right before Lent of 2020 so it seems the season never stopped. There has been much sacrifice and loss in these days and thinking about this time in life and history giving up something isn’t what people really want to do.

Lent can be for everyone. There are universal themes that believers and non-believers can latch on to. No matter how this season of life finds you may you be encouraged, strengthened and cared for.

Ash Wednesday: Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return #AshWednesday #Lent #Episcopal #Anglican

Ash Wednesday Service at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the placing of repentance ashes on the foreheads of participants. Today also begins the season of Lent where observants give up something or take something on.

Shrove/Fat Tuesday Pancakes And Sausage #FatTuesday #ShroveTuesday #Pancakes #Lent

On Shrove/Fat Tuesday it’s traditional to make pancakes which uses up all of ones fatty stuffs such as butter, sugar, milk, etc before the season of Lent where one gives up such indulgent foods. These are my scratch made pancakes and store made maple sausage. I don’t know what I’m doing for Lent yet. I have a few hours to figure it out.

A Holy Saturday Comment

Yes, Sunday is coming but its Saturday where we should feel uneasy like the disciples felt. The chaos of that day when Jesus in their minds was dead is something to be contemplated. We cannot ignore that in-between when all Hell seemed to be breaking loose and Jesus’ crew were shaking with fear. I think its that experience that should never be glanced over. For many of us its that uncertainty where faith, belief and truth are tested.

Today Is Ash Wednesday


Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer, fasting, and repentance. It is preceded by Shrove Tuesday and falls on the first day of Lent, the six weeks of penitence before Easter.

I will be observing Ash Wednesday today at my church. I also have to figure out what to give up and/or take on as a part of this 40 day journey to Easter.

Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return. #ashwednesday #episcopal #anglican #ashes #etdio

Observing the beginning of Lent by the imposition of ashes this Ash Wednesday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Chattanooga.