On Ash Wednesday (17/02) a Service of the Word will be held here in Mariukirkjan at 19.30.hrs.
The ashes we receive remind us that we are dust and to dust we shall return (Genesis 3:19) and that therefore the entire life of a Christian should be marked by works of self-denial and generosity.
The traditional discipline of Lent consists of:
- constant prayer and reading of God’s word,
- fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday,
- abstinence from meat on Fridays
- and works of mercy especially towards those who have less in life (Matthew 6: 1-18)
The most important thing is that through prayer and good works we allow God’s grace to bring about our interior conversion.
The Sacrament of Penance should accompany our Lenten observance.