Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ash Wednesday (the first day of lent) 2013

Today marks the first day of  the season of Lent. While most will be giving up certain things and/or abstaining from meat on Fridays for the next 40 days, there is much more to lent. This is the season of penance, reflections and fasting which prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday. I will be going to an Ash Wednesday service at lunch today to receive my ashes. The ashes are from blessed palms used from the Palm Sunday celebration of the previous year and the ashes are marked on ones forehead in the shape of a cross as a symbol of penance. I'm planning on doing lots of praying and penance this year. I will be giving a few things up for Lent and I will also be abstaining form meat on Fridays. 
With that being said, I will start posting more meatless recipes throughout Lent!

Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.
—Genesis 3:19

Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.
—Mark 1:15

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