'Ash Wednesday' Tagged Posts

'Ash Wednesday' Tagged Posts

News coverage of Ash Wednesday features Episcopalians

Ash Wednesday news coverage in the Fort Worth – Dallas area featured congregations of our diocese. Ellen Bryan of NBC Channel 5 News interviewed the Rev. Karen Calafat of St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, about the burning of palms to make the ashes for Ash Wednesday and about Ash Wednesday in general.   St. Luke’s offered Ashes to Go in front of the church across from Meadowbrook Elementary School and Meadowbrook Middle School. St. Alban’s, worshiping in Theatre…

Invitation to a Holy Lent

As Ash Wednesday approaches, Bishop Scott Mayer invites us into a holy Lent.  Lent is the liturgical season that begins with Ash Wednesday and continues for approximately 40 days before culminating in Easter Sunday. On Ash Wednesday, Episcopalians and other Christians join in the ancient ritual of having a cross of ash put on our foreheads as a reminder of our mortality. There are many ways to observe Lent, several of which are mentioned in the Prayer Book liturgy for…

How to make ashes for Ash Wednesday

It is the season of ashes. Ash Wednesday is February 10.  On this day, the beginning of Lent, Episcopalians join other Christians around the world in participating in an ancient ritual. We have crosses of ash placed on our foreheads as an outward and visible sign of our mortality. Those ashes come from the burning of palms from Palm Sunday. Last year, those graceful green and blessed palms marked the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Now, dried and yellowed,…
Lenten Programs in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth

Join us for Ash Wednesday and Lent

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and continues for approximately 40 days before culminating in Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday is on February 10 this year. Lent traditionally has been a time of retreat, reflection, and repentance, a time to clear away the distractions of the world and to focus on our relationship with God and with one another. People often choose to give something up for Lent. But there are other ways of observing Lent. The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer,…

Episcopal congregations featured in news about Ash Wednesday

Six congregations and a campus ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth figured prominently in news coverage of Ash Wednesday in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and on KTVT Channel 11. Read the Star-Telegram story and watch embedded video. These congregations offered Ashes to Go as a form of outreach, taking Ash Wednesday out into the world of commuters, parents dropping children off at school, college students, and people on lunch breaks. Traditional Ash Wednesday services also were offered by…

Ashes to Go an ecumenical event at Tarleton in Stephenville

This year the Ashes to Go ministry has been expanded into an ecumenical event on the campus of Tarleton State University in Stephenville. On Ash Wednesday, March 5, the Rev. Curt Norman, rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 595 N. McIlhaney, Stephenville, will take part in an ecumenical service on the campus. At 3 pm prayers and Imposition of Ashes will be offered by the Tarleton Episcopal Campus Ministry, the Tarleton Catholic Campus Ministry, and Tarleton Wesley (Methodist campus ministry)…

Ash Wednesday in the Diocese of Fort Worth

“Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” “Ashes to Go” and even “Drive-thru Ashes” were offered in several locations in the diocese on Ash Wednesday, February 13. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent, a time of reflection and prayer lasting 40 days. It culminates in Holy Saturday and Easter, which this year is March 31.  Priests make the sign of the cross in ashes on people’s foreheads as a visible symbol of…

Ashes to Go and Drive-thru Ashes on Ash Wednesday

“Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Several local Episcopal priests will be offering “Ashes to Go” and even “Drive-thru Ashes” on Ash Wednesday, February 13. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent, a time of reflection and prayer lasting 40 days. It culminates in Holy and Easter, which this year is March 31. Priests make the sign of the cross in ashes on people’s foreheads as a visible symbol of human mortality.…

Imposition of ashes on area campuses

The Rev. Curt Norman, rector of St. Luke’s, Stephenville, offered imposition of ashes on the Tarleton State University Campus at noon on Ash Wednesday. The Rev. Gayland Pool, the Rev. Judy Upham, and the Rev. Tracie Middleton offered ashes on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington.