News Sections
Audio
With Fat Tuesday Over, Ash Wednesday, And Lent, Are Here
Updated May 5, 2013 12:06 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
 Print    Archive    RSS

(CARMEL) - Fat Tuesday, the day considered the last "fling" prior to 40 days of lent, is over, making way for Ash Wednesday.

The day gets its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of western Christians as a sign of repentance.

Senior pastor Bert Kite of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Carmel says the ashes remind the faithful that they will one day die, but also that God will bless them forever.

Leading up to Easter, the Christian faithful will typically sacrifice something for lent, partly to show selflessness.

St. Mark's United Methodist holds an Ash Wednesday dinner tonight at 6:00pm, followed by a special service at 7:00pm.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2014 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  About  |  Feedback