Ash Wednesday: The Holiday You Won’t Find a Card For

Ash Wednesday: The Holiday With No Cards

Ash Wednesday is normally a part of tradition that most people look as something that the Catholics do or as something they don’t do because they don’t understand the background or the reason for it.

Ash Wednesday: The Holiday With No Cards

Ash Wednesday is normally a part of tradition that most people look as something that the Catholics do or as something they don’t do because they don’t understand the background or the reason for it.

The service is one of many community services that our community comes together for. The evening started off with a meatless dinner before the service for all those who wanted to attend. The service had a community choir that sang some congregationals and led in worship. The teen drama team from Fountain of Life Worship Center did a drama for the congregation. Pastor Rick Swearengin brought the word of God for the evening. Pastor Rick discussed the importance of stopping during this time of year and remembering the life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. This holiday is one that many forget that it is on the calendar because there isn’t a card section for it.

Why ashes?

In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count).

Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. During some Ash Wednesday services, the minister will lightly rub the sign of the cross with ashes onto the foreheads of worshipers.

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