Ash Wednesday 2014

Today is the celebration of Ash Wednesday. The first day of Lent which occurs 46 days before Easter.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of a forty day liturgical period called Lent and is meant to be a time of prayer, repentance, fasting and good works of charity. According to the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus spent forty days fasting in the desert before the beginning of his public ministry, during which he endured temptation by Satan, and it is this event which Lent is designed to model.

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a sign of mourning and repentance to God.


Today we celebrated Ash Wednesday at Morgantown Care and Rehab by marking our foreheads with ash and hearing these words, “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.”

Thank you all elders and stakeholders who participated!

Chaplain Derek