Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ash Wednesday

Tomorrow, March 5, is Ash Wednesday.  Traditionally, Ash Wednesday is a day when Christians from a variety of traditions get the sign of the cross marked on their forehead in ashes.  When I was young, I thought this was something only Catholics did, but that is certainly not the case. 

In case you have questions about why we mark ourselves with ashes or about the significance/background of the season of Lent in general, here's a video that sums it all up in two minutes.  It's likely you've seen this video before, but even if you have, it's a good reminder of what Ash Wednesday is (and is not) as well as what the season of Lent is all about. 



If you are unable to view the video embedded above, you can also find it by clicking this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=m3L3c23MfC0#!

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