Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Prostrate on Ash Wednesday Again

As is becoming my custom, I began Ash Wednesday and Lent by going upstairs into my small private chapel and lying prostrate in penitence for a time.

I will not say my thoughts did not stray.  Ah, that much more about which to be penitent.

Although prostration during Ash Wednesday is not now a common practice to my knowledge (Learned readers, feel free to educate me.), it does have a history, including in the Sarum Rite as I wrote two years ago.

Whatever your posture, may you have a blessed and edifying Lent.

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