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Ash Wednesday– most of us have heard the name, and many of us know the tradition of a priest “imposing” or putting ash on people’s foreheads. Why do we do it? Fr Chris continues our series about why we do … Continue reading
Septuagesima, Sexagesima, Quinquagesima … the names fascinated me as a boy. There they were in the Book of Common Prayer, the names of the Sundays before Lent. The priest at my boyhood church called them the ‘Gesima Sundays.’ For these … Continue reading
The worship of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter – The Great Three Days – is so powerful and rich that it is good to reflect upon it afterwards, and to share our experiences. We’ve asked a few church members … Continue reading
Each year you give us this joyful season – says one of the prayers at Mass in Lent. Really, joyful? Well, for many people Lent seems to be about giving up chocolate, gin or bacon sandwiches. Many Christians try a … Continue reading
You may well have heard of Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday but what of Clean Monday? Well our sisters and brothers of the Orthodox churches will probably explain all about it for you. On Clean Monday ( in Greek Καθαρή … Continue reading