Politics, Ashes, and Easter

By David L. Holmes In the Bible and in the Quran, forty is the number traditionally used to signify a solemn period during which God reveals his purposes to his people.

Outward and Visible Penance

By Nicholas Porter and Dawn Stegelmann Much to our delight and surprise, and with the enthusiastic support of our vestry and parishioners, we encountered numerous people of faith who welcomed the opportunity to receive ashes.