THE LENTEN SEASON AT FCC
Ash Wednesday Service
Please join us for our Ash Wednesday worship service on February 26th at 6:30 pm. This service begins the Lenten Season at Fairfax Christian.
What is Ash Wednesday?
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and is always 46 days before Easter Sunday. It is a 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 April 9th @ 6:30 pm
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 April 9th. We will meet together for a solemn worship service as we make ready for the resurrection. The service begins at 6:30 pm.