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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

ASH WEDNESDAY

Ash Wednesday begins the holy season of Lent, a 40-day period (excluding Sundays) extending through Holy Week as we approach Easter.

The imposition of ashes occurs at all three liturgies of the day -- 8am, 12:10pm and 5:30pm -- as well as throughout the day in between these services. Simply enter the Fifth Avenue doors and walk down the center aisle toward the high altar.

You might find these sermons about Ash Wednesday and these sermons about Lent helpful as you prepare your heart and mind for this holy season.

Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

12:00 am
In his Lenten reflection, Canon Turner explores how Lent is truly a joyful season and, as ash is the same chemical composition as a diamond, so our journey in Lent is towards the transforming glory of God.
8:00 am – 6:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Ashes are imposed during the three liturgies as well as in between the liturgies throughout the day.
8:00 am, High Altar
This said liturgy is ideal for those who want to receive ashes and Holy Communion at the start of the day.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Resurrection Chapel
A priest will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with you in the chapel to the right of the choir stalls. If the gate is closed and the Chapel is in use, please wait in the pews nearby until the priest is available.
12:10 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Includes the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion. Sermon by Fr Daniels.
3:15 pm – 5:15 pm, Resurrection Chapel
A priest will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with you in the chapel to the right of the choir stalls. If the gate is closed and the Chapel is in use, please wait in the pews nearby until the priest is available.
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Includes the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion. Sermon by Fr Turner.
5:30 pm, Parish House