Speaking from the Garden of Gethsemane outside of Jerusalem, a site holy to Christians, the Rev. Eric Shafer highlights the traditional rituals of this beginning of the Lenten season -- a time of penance, fasting and alms giving -- and explains why the date varies each year. Learn more about Ash Wednesday.
Rev. Shafer is Senior Vice President for Philanthropy, Faith Community Relations & Human Resources at Odyssey Networks. Learn more about Eric Shafer.