Ash Wednesday

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March 9, 2011

Bishops are out among shoppers and passers-by collecting their prayers on March 9 to mark Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent 2011. For the next 40 days, people across England have the opportunity to share with God their hopes and concerns, anonymously, in the form of a prayer posted at , a web-...

March 8, 2011

Ash Wednesday services will not be confined to church interiors in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago this week. More than two dozen congregations, stretching from Chicago to Dixon, will be taking the Ash Wednesday rite of imposition of ashes to the streets, coffee houses and transit stations of...

March 13, 2009

Before Ash Wednesday, the Rev. Cathie Caimano "probably spent a couple of hours on Facebook" each day. Even her dog has a page on the popular social-networking website that allows friends to keep in touch. So when one of her parishioners at St. John's Episcopal Church in Wichita, Kansas,...

February 26, 2009

The mission and ministry of Anglicans in the Americas is as varied as the geography of the region, but during the five-day Conference of the Anglican Churches in the Americas in Mutual Responsibility and Mission here, participants have found they have much in common.

"We spoke about our...

February 25, 2009

Reflecting on the message to "remember that you are dust and to dust you will return," Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said during an Ash Wednesday service here that "we are dust given life by the spirit of God."

Jefferts Schori presided and preached during an...

February 24, 2009

I don't like dust. And I especially don't like dust bunnies. You know, those mysterious furry things that lurk behind your bedroom door, or in your closet, or under your bed. Who knows how they got there? Who wants to know how they got there? But they're there and I don't like them. And I...

March 1, 2006

Emphasizing the mission of reconciliation shared by all Christians, Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold preached an Ash Wednesday homily at Havana’s Holy Trinity Cathedral this morning, marking the close of his six-day pastoral visit to the Episcopal Church of Cuba.

“[I]t is a special...

February 28, 2006

Today, March 1, 2006, is Ash Wednesday, the first of the 40 days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services.

This day is observed as a fast in the church year of the Episcopal Church. The Ash Wednesday service is one of...

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