Ashes, Ashes, All Fall Down…

Elizabeth A. Bloch

A Homily for Ash Wednesday

by
Elizabeth A. Bloch

Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras – a time to remember and celebrate the reality that we are so much more complicated than we like to think we are.

Ash Wednesday – a time to remember and celebrate the reality that we are so much simpler than we like to think we are. [Read more…]

For Where Your Treasure Is, There Your Heart Will Be Also

Ash Wednesday CrossFor Where Your Treasure Is,
There Your Heart Will Be Also

A Homily for Ash Wednesday

by
Margaret D. McGee

The Ash Wednesday Gospel reading comes about midway through the great set of teachings commonly known as the Sermon on the Mount, when Jesus, seeing the crowds following him, goes up to the mountainside and sits down to share with them his vision of what makes a good life. [Read more…]

Mortality

A Homily for Ash Wednesday

by
Margaret D. McGee

Ash WednesdayClick here to listen to Margaret deliver this sermon at St. Paul’s.

Click here to listen to the readings for Ash Wednesday.

Greetings, fellow mortals.

We are creatures, you and I. Created beings, living through time.

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From Ash Wednesday to Easter and Beyond – A Poem by William Maxwell

From Ash Wednesday to Easter and Beyond

by William Maxwell

Remember
that you are made of dust
and you will return to dust.
Remember too
that we are made in the image of God – [Read more…]

Shrove Tuesday – A Poem by Christine Hemp

Shrove Tuesday 

by Christine Hemp

Southerly gusts clocked up to fifty. Douglas firs like frenzied horses
charged through the dark and back again.

Inside, the fire crackled—wind drew heaven close, and we could feel
the horses’ breath. [Read more…]