Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from palm branches blessed on the previous year’s Palm Sunday, and placing them on the heads of participants to the accompaniment of the words “Repent, and believe in … [Read more…]

Epiphany (The Visit of the Magi )

Arthur City Baptist Church

There is much about the birth of Jesus that we don’t know and/or tend to accept without question. One is the visit of the “Three wise men”. These magi are shown to be in the stable where Jesus lay right after His birth in most Nativity scenes. Let’s look at that: Read Mathew 2, verse … [Read more…]