The White House has released a greeting from President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama on Ash Wednesday: Today, Michelle and I join our fellow Christians in marking Ash Wednesday. Lent is a season of reflection, repentance and renewal, a time to rededicate ourselves to God and one another. We remember the sacrifice and suffering […]
Day: February 10, 2016
Pope Francis has switched social media platforms for his daily “Keep Lent” messages this year, a project in conjunction with the Pompeii parish in Italy. The old app: WhatsApp – this year, he’s using Telegraph. Vatican Radio includes a transcript of today’s message on its site. It is the first contribution in the “Keep Lent” […]
Episcopal News Service has published a story on this year’s incarnations of the Ashes to Go practice that has been growing among churches of all denominations and worship spaces, including airports: The Rev. Donna S. Mote, Episcopal chaplain at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, says she will offer “Ashes on the Fly” to domestic and […]
Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent provided a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy […]
How can we remove “the sin that clings so closely”?