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Wednesday March 6, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us at Fairlawn for this year’s Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 pm on Wednesday.
Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent
Ash Wednesday occurs 46 days before Easter (40 fasting days, and 6 Sundays). The 40-day period is an allusion to the separation of Jesus in the desert to fast and pray, during the time that he was tempted. Ash Wednesday can fall as early as 4 February or as late as 10 March.
Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from the palm branches from the previous year’s Palm Sunday, and rubbing a mark of the cross on the forehead of participants.
The minister or anointer can offer a blessing as the mark is made:
“Be open to God’s surprising ways.”
“You are a beloved child of God.”
The ashes are a reminder that one day we will die, and the shape of the cross reminds us that we are not alone. We belong to God.
Fairlawn Avenue United Church
|Address:||28 Fairlawn Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5M 1S7
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