Join us for a service of Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes on March 1, 2017 at 12:10pm. This service begins the 40-day journey to Holy Week and Easter. All are welcome!
What is Lent?
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 Baptism. It was also a time when those who, because of notorious sins, had been separated from the body of the faithful were reconciled by penitence and forgiveness, and restored to the fellowship of the Church. Thereby, the whole congregation was put in mind of the message of pardon and absolution set forth in the Gospel of our Savior, and of the need which all Christians continually have to renew their repentance and faith.
(from the Book of Common Prayer, p. 264)