Ash Wednesday

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. [Ash Wednesday Liturgy]

On Ash Wednesday, we are like people standing at the edge of a desert, preparing to join the Lord in the wilderness. Lent invites us to journey in two directions – inwards, to the inner self, and outwards, towards our brothers and sisters in need.

COLLECT

Grant, O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting this campaign of Christian service, so that, as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed with weapons of self-restraint. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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