Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Project BLACK MAMBA: Ash Wednesday
'Tis Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the penitential season of Lent: Ashes-link & Wikipedia-link.
Commentary: Easter is a moveable feast, therefore Ash Wednesday is highly moveable as well, varying from 4 February at the earliest to 10 March at the latest. Last year, Ash Wednesday fell on 18 February.
'Tis also the festival of Saint Felix III, Pope (died 492), forty-eighth Bishop of Rome: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.
'Tis also the festival of Saint Albinus of Angers, Bishop (circa 470-550, A.K.A. Aubin): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.
Commentary: Wayback Machine.
'Tis also the festival of Saint David of Wales, Bishop (circa 500-589): Saint-link ūnus, Saint-link duo, & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link Day.
Scripture of the Day
The Book of Joel, chapter two, verses twelve thru eighteen;
Psalm Fifty-one, verses three thru six(b), eighteen, & nineteen;
The Second Letter to the Corinthians, chapter five, verse twenty thru chapter six, verse two;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter six, verses one thru six, sixteen, seventeen, & eighteen.
Urbi et Orbi
I'm signed up for three different Lenten daily reflection e-mails. Let us hope sincerely & persistently that this Lent does not become an instance of quantity over quality.