THE LENTEN SEASON AT FCC
Ash Wednesday Service
Our Ash Wednesday worship service was on February 17th at 7:00 pm. That service began the Lenten Season at Fairfax Christian. Since Pastor Debbie could not dispense ashes, she asked us all to hold a cross during the service. The cross could be on a necklace, or be a small wooden or metal cross - whatever cross you chose to hold.
What is Ash Wednesday?
Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent and is always 46 days before Easter Sunday. It is a day of repentance, when Christians confess their sins and profess their devotion to God. The imposition of ashes is a traditional practice where the minister places ashes on a worshiper’s head in the shape of a cross. The mark is meant to show that a person belongs to Jesus Christ and repents of their sins. The church especially remembers Christ’s death upon the cross for the forgiveness of sins.
Maundy Thursday Worship, March 25th - 7:00 PM in the Fairfax Christian Church Sanctuary.
This service will also be available via Zoom.
What is Maundy Thursday?
The Thursday before Easter is known as Maundy Thursday. The word Maundy is derived from the Latin word for “command” and refers to Jesus’ new commandment given to the disciples to “Love one another as I have loved you.” In the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) we believe that gathering for worship on this sacred night is an important part of Holy Week, the week prior to Easter. The Thursday night of Holy Week is the night when Jesus ate a holy meal with his disciples before his betrayal, trial, and crucifixion. At this meal, he washed the feet of his disciples, gave them a new commandment, and instituted communion. Maundy Thursday is on March 25th. We will meet together for a solemn worship service in the Sanctuary and via Zoom as we make ready for the resurrection. The service is at 7:00 pm. To receive an invitation to our Zoom service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.