The Importance of Ashes on Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday starts the forty-day preparation period for Easter Sunday. Count back forty days from Easter (excluding Sundays) and you will arrive at this Wednesday… exactly seven weeks before Easter. This forty-day period corresponds to Jesus’ forty-day fast in the wilderness (Matt. 4:2). The aim of an Ash Wednesday worship service is threefold: to meditate … Continue reading The Importance of Ashes on Ash Wednesday