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Episcopal Church Ash Wednesday, Lenten Offerings

February 17, 2010
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Lent begins today, Ash Wednesday, February 17. The Episcopal Church Office of Communication is providing a myriad of offerings focusing on Lent as a time of reflection, prayer, penance and meditation.

A traditional Ash Wednesday service will be webcast live by The Episcopal Church Office of Communication at 12:10 pm Eastern on February 17. Originating from Grace Episcopal Church in New York City, the service will be a penitential Eucharist and will include music and the imposition of ashes. Celebrant will be the Rev. Don Waring, rector of Grace.

“Take on something new” this Lent, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori challenges in her Lenten video reflection. The Presiding Bishop”s video Lenten reflection, taped at St Mary The Virgin Episcopal Church in New York City, is available on the home page of The Episcopal Church website:

The Lenten offerings are available on web special Resources page: Centering on the theme “Things done and left undone,” the Lenten Resources include: Stations of the Cross designed by young adults; Lectionary-based lesson plans; hospitality, immigration and refugee reflections from Episcopal Public Policy Network; Lenten reflections from Episcopal Relief & Development

The Lenten season concludes with the celebration of Easter on Sunday, April 4


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