Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity. It occurs 46 days before Easter and can fall as early as 4 February or as late as 10 March. Ash Wednesday is observed by many Western Christian denominations, including Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Anglicans, and Presbyterians. According to the canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus Christ spent 40 days fasting in the desert, where he endured te... View more

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02/10/2016

Do not Do Good for a Reward of any Kind!

The rewards are not rewards in the Kingdom of Heaven.
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02/17/2015
02/20/2015

Ash Wednesday: The Hand That Holds The Ashes

Pastor Leonard Fairley delivers a video sermon for Ash Wednesday 2015 because services could not be held live due to the weather. Fairley is pastor...
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02/17/2015

Great Lent 2015: First Tuesday Service

Lenten prayer service by the Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movements streamed live on YouTube on Feb. 17, 2015.
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02/20/2015

Ash Wednesday: What Do We Eliminate From Our Lives During Lent?

The Ash Wednesday homily at St. James Catholic Parish, Menomonee Falls, WI, Feb. 18, 2015.
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02/10/2016

Do not Do Good for a Reward of any Kind!

The rewards are not rewards in the Kingdom of Heaven.
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01/10/2016

Fasting Regret: Let It Go

A study of Jesus’ uncommon and uncomfortable call to abandon the world’s illusions, embrace His kingdom’s reality, and journey cross-ward and beyond.
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02/10/2016

The Significance of Ash Wednesday

They may just be ashes, but Fr. Mike points out that what they represent goes far beyond mere dust of the earth. With a simple cross on the forehea...
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