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Wednesday, February 25, 2009 

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday for those of us who follow the historic liturgical calendar and I must say that I’m stoked! Ash Wednesday is the church catholic’s big kick off to the Lenten season.

Lent, the Church’s original forty days of purpose, is considered a penitential period where the focus of our attention is on Christ and his journey to the cross at Golgotha. As Jesus turns his face towards Jerusalem, so do we as we look to His Passion and His cross that He bears in our stead, for our sins.

The Scripture readings and the hymns during these forty days are among my favorite of the church year and I will no doubt have a post or two or three in the upcoming weeks.

Did I mention that Lent is my favorite time of the church year?

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