Interesting Info & Links

All About Lent
  • Dianne Bright, updated Feb. 14, 2024, Readers Digest, "What is Lent, and Why is it Celebrated?" 
Lent with the Episcopalians

By Margaret Kelso, February 1, 2023, Friends Journal)

Legend of the Easter Egg 

Mary Magdalene and the Red Egg

Source: Steffani Aquila, www.hisgirlsunday.com, April 24, 2023

Philadelphia Eleven (Wikipedia)

Filmmakers release ‘The Philadelphia Eleven’ documentary trailer (Episcopal News Service, March 10, 2023)

Ash Wednesday

The first of the forty days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, and may be imposed with the sign of the cross. Ash Wednesday is observed as a fast in the church year of the Episcopal Church. The Ash Wednesday service is one of the Proper Liturgies for Special Days in the BCP (p. 264). Imposition of ashes at the Ash Wednesday service is optional.

Snow in the Bible

Did you know Snow is mentioned in the Bible 33 times. According to ScriptureSavvy.com, "snow is often a symbol of purity, grace, renewal and transformation. Snow represents the transformative power of God’s love and the ability to start anew with a clean slate. It also highlights God’s sovereignty over the natural world and emphasizes the majesty and power of Creation, showcasing the wonders of God’s handiwork. For more, check out:  https://scripturesavvy.com/bible-verses-about-snow/