This year the beginning of Lent marked the day when the clergy of the church came to the people of Manhasset and the City of New York.
March 6 to Christians around the world marked the beginning of Lent. Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the lenten period and ends six weeks later. It is a solemn religious observance in the Christian liturgical calendar before Easter Sunday. This event is observed in the Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Lu
The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer for Easter through prayer, doing penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving, and self-denial.
Yesterday, worshipers gathered in churches but were also met at the train stations and the subways to receive ashes. All the major news stations covered with a segment on the nightly news.
With the world constantly on the go, the clergy have decided to make things easier and be where the people are. Many stood online to receive the ashes because they would be unable to make the services during their hectic work day. It is obvious to see that the people have Faith.