Rev. Eric Shafer: About Ash Wednesday

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.
 

March 02nd, 2011 17:38 pm

Do you practice a time of penance in your faith tradition, and how is this practice of value to you?

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