Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and derives its name from the practice of place ashes on the forehead or on the back of the hand in the form of a cross.

It is a fast day and a day of mourning for our sin and the sin of all humanity before God. It is also a recognition of our human mortality and a request that the Lord remember our creation and breathe new life into our burned-out, dusty lives once more.

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