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When did United Methodists start the “imposition of ashes” on Ash Wednesday?

While many think of actions such as the imposition of ashes, signing with the cross, footwashing, and the use of incense as something that only Roman Catholics or high church Episcopalians do, there has been a move among Protestant churches, including United Methodists to recover these more multisensory ways of worship. 199 more words

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Exploring Lent

Over the past 24 hours I’ve had a few people ask me what I’m giving up for Lent. Honestly, I hadn’t thought about it much, so I started doing a little reading. 406 more words


[LITERATURE] An analysis of William Blake's "Holy Thursday"

In these two poems, Blake critiques Christian charity and the way the Church cares for children in unfortunate circumstances. Whereas the first poem is a subtler criticism of the church that ends with the speaker gently warning readers of the consequences of their treatment, and provides a path of redemption, the second is a strongly worded attack that highlights the shocking severity of the problem – the “eternal winter” cannot be easily rectified. 1,470 more words


My Morning Offering

A cloudy, dreary morning outside but a heart alight, in awe and wonder of Your goodness and presence to me,

O Lord. My own inner cloudiness is being drawn up into Your Heart, aglow with the fire of Love. 211 more words