Ash Wednesday Service

February 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Deguelle Home
3108 Dublin St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Ash Wednesday Service @ Deguelle Home | Costa Mesa | California | United States

Join us for a special Ash Wednesday Service as we begin the 2018 Lent season together.


What is Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.

Ash Wednesday emphasizes two themes: our sinfulness before God and our human mortality. The service focuses on both themes, helping us to realize that both have been triumphed through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

During some Ash Wednesday services, the minister will lightly rub the sign of the cross with ashes onto the foreheads of worshipers. The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in Jewish and Christian worship. Historically, ashes signified purification and sorrow for sins.

Source: Adapted from The United Methodist Book of Worship

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