Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Ash Wednesday

It is Ash Wednesday today. Thus begins the season of Lent, a time when the Church bids farewell to her Alleluias as she remembers the suffering Christ endured for her and as she honours the preparations He made for that suffering. On the festival of Easter (or, if you prefer, Pascha) when we celebrate Christ's triumphant resurrection from the dead and the accomplishment of our salvation, we shall again sing Alleluia. But for now, we remember the sorrows of our Lord, and that we are but ashes and dust. A blessed Ash Wednesday to all, and may we all look forward to the joys of that Paschal Sunday, forty days hence.

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