Ash Wednesday 2016
Date: Wednesday, 10 February, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
I'm sure you're saying to yourself, "Ash Wednesday? Already?! We just finished Christmas!" And you're right, we DID just finish Christmas. However, this year Ash Wednesday (and hence Easter) is about the earliest it gets. The Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325) set the date of Easter as the Sunday following the paschal full moon, which is the full moon that falls on or after the vernal (spring) equinox. Then Ash Wednesday is 40 days (not counting Sundays) before Easter. Court Street UMC will be observing Ash Wednesday at two services, one at noon and one at 5:30 p.m., in the Chapel where we will receive distribution of ashes to remind us of our mortality. Come and walk with us as we worship God. You do not need to be a member to attend.