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Ash Wednesday Commemoration

February 14

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

MSC Main Room ( 12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.) / Cheville Chapel (8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)

Hosted by Campus Ministries, there will be two opportunities to reflect on this Christian holy day and receive ashes. A reflection station will be available from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. There will also be a worship service at 8:30 p.m. with stations available until 10:00 p.m. in the Cheville Chapel. Ash Wednesday begins Lent, which is a time for personal and corporate spiritual renewal, a pilgrimage with Jesus. While the word "Lent" comes from the Anglo-Saxon lencten, which means "spring" (a time of the lengthening of days), on the Christian calendar it falls on the forty days (excluding Sundays) between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. This season grows out of the Jewish Passover celebration and the rites of initiation and passage from many cultures. The focus of Lent and Easter in the Gospels is caught up in a simple expression: "Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ comes again." The stations and service are offered through campus ministries in the Community of Christ tradition. Persons of all faith are invited to participate.

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