Ash Wednesday Ceremony
Fasting and Feasting
February 26, 2020
February 26, 2020, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of the Lenten season which is observed by many Christian Faiths worldwide. During the season of Lent, the forty days leading up to Easter Sunday, many Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God.
New Thought Communities like Unity invite individuals of all faith traditions into the devotional practice of “fasting and feasting”. Fasting is committing to the practice of relinquishing thoughts, beliefs, words, and behaviors that stand in the way of living more peacefully, authentically, and with meaning and purpose. Feasting, on the other hand, is the daily practice of engaging in thinking and ways of being that foster peace, gratitude, appreciation, compassion, personal growth and transformation, and being of service to others.
By consciously engaging our Spiritual Powers of Elimination and Life, we have an opportunity on a daily basis not only during Lent to let go of, fast from, limiting ways of being and to animate, feast on, thoughts, words, and actions that enhance our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being
Please join me in a reflective prayer ceremony where you will have an opportunity to cleanse your consciousness, affirm Truth, and select a Spiritual Power to consciously embody for the next 40 days. Sacred palm ash will be distributed as a symbol of dying to the old and being reborn to new life.
Love and light,
Rev. Angela Denton