Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, marks the beginning of the great season of fasting, repentance, and examination. The forty days before Easter are marked in the Liturgical Churches as a time for simplifying our lives, for returning to God in prayer, for asking for forgiveness. Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, we receive Ashes on our forehead in the sign of the cross and hear the words “Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” We remember our mortality. The word “humility” comes from the Latin “humus” dust. We remember that we are of the earth, and return to the earth. We look for perspective.
See a video of our Rector discussing Ash Wednesday with the Post Dispatch (before he was our rector).
This year Holy Communion will hold three services for Ash Wednesday:
7am will be a simple spoken service
12 noon will be a simple service with hymns
7:00pm will be a service with the full choir
We hope you will join us as we begin our Lenten Journey.