Ash Wednesday and Lent

I grew up in a non-liturgical church that didn’t observe Lent. As a child, I wondered why other Christians went around one day in the spring with a black cross on their foreheads. As an adult, I became an Anglican and learned about the liturgical tradition. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the penitential season … Read more

Ash Wednesday 2013

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of the penitential season of Lent. The video below gives a quick overview of Ash Wednesday and Lent. While most Christians recognize Lent and observe it in similar ways, different Christian denominations have some variations in the significance they attach to the season and the ways of observing … Read more