Ash Wednesday – Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes

Join us on Wednesday, February 14th at 7:00 pm for Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes.

What is the meaning of Ash Wednesday?

We use this service to prepare church members to better appreciate the death and resurrection of Christ through self-examination, repentance, prayer, fasting, and self-denial. Ashes from the burned palms of the preceding year’s Palm Sunday are blessed. With these ashes, the priest marks a cross on the foreheads of worshipers, saying, “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19). Besides showing sorrow for their sins, those who honour Ash Wednesday add an additional meaning; the need to prepare for a holy death.