Ash Wednesday
March 1, 2006, 9:51 am
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For our Ash Wednesday observance at the Purple Door, we decided to contextualize a little bit. We had the students move through various stations describing Ash Wednesday and Lent. When they came to the station of the imposition of “ashes”, we marked their hands with the sign of the cross in henna. That way, they carry the mark throughout the season. We meant no disrespect to tradition, but we wanted to bring it home a little.


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