Ash Wednesday Zoom

17-02-2021 20:00 - 20:45
Traditionally, Ash Wednesday is the marker for the beginning of a 40-day Lenten pathway leading us to Easter Sunday, April 4. This year we invite you to join the Ash Wednesday Zoom, starting at 20:00 on February 17, to connect in a time of reflection and to embark on this journey together.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent—the forty days leading up to the holy week of Good Friday and Easter. During these forty days, the believers prepare their hearts, through spiritual exercises, to more fully connect to the death and resurrection of Jesus. Lent is a journey one takes to examine all those things in life that try to become as significant as God. Renouncing the idols in our hearts leads to a deeper devotion to the true God. Lent is also an inner journey of connecting with the vulnerability of life: "Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return." (Genesis 3:19). 

Ash Wednesday is an ancient holy day in the Christian church calendar. Its name, 'Ash Wednesday,' comes from the practice, in the early church, of burning the palm branches from last year's Palm Sunday, then using a bit of the ashes to mark a cross on your forehead, as a sign of repentance. We can use other symbols from our environment today to bring the same meaning into our own experience this season.

We hope that you will be able to join us on February 17 at 20:00. Zoom link via the newsletter or by request from info@crossroadschurch.nl.

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