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Ash Wednesday Prayer From a Family Heirloom


This page is about the size of a playing card. It’s in a small Book of Common Prayer that belonged to one of my great-grandfather’s brothers.

I love the beginning of this Ash Wednesday prayer, which seems controversial in some theological circles even today: “Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made…”

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you will return


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Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle February 17, 2010 in Washington, DC. Today marks the beginning of Lent for Catholics, a 40-day penitential period before Easter. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Content © 2010 Getty Images All rights reserved.