Ash Wednesday

Almighty God, you have created us out of the dust of the earth: Grant that these ashes may be to us a sign of our mortality and penitence, that we may remember that it is only by your gracious gift that we are given everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Savior.

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.

Selection from the Ash Wednesday liturgy, taken from The Book of Common Prayer, 1979.

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