SCV community observes Ash Wednesday

From right to left, Mandy Eckelman, 13, Sophie Avagliano, 8, director of family ministries Karyn Malchus and Liana Rosales, 7, sing 'He Is Our King' at the beginning of a family Ash Wednesday service at Valencia United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

Ash Wednesday takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday and is mostly observed by Catholics although many other Christians observe it to.

The practice includes wearing ashes on the head to symbolize the dust that God made people with in The Bible.

A priest often speaks the words, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return,” as he applies the ashes to one’s forehead. Ash Wednesday is also the first day of Lent.


Related To This Story

Latest NEWS