The Year: Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is a good time to remember that what we see, as well as what we hear, is important in worship, and that the Gospel is conveyed by actions as well as by words.

Ash Wednesday, the seventh Wednesday before Easter, is the first day of Lent. Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient practice of placing ashes on worshipers’ foreheads as a sign of humility before God, a somber reflection on the depths from which we have been lifted.

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