The Community of St. Bridget celebrated Ash Wednesday with the Brecksville UCC. We shared a simple soup supper followed by ashes and communion.
Ash Wednesday reflection
Joel 2:12-13, 15-16a, 18
Ashes have a long tradition as signs of atonement and sacrifice. Mordecai, Job and Jeremiah all covered themselves in ashes. In the Hebrew Scriptures, there are verses on top of verses explaining exactly how to prepare and burn a sacrifice and how to clean up and dispose of the ashes. continue reading