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Why do we eat fish on Friday? Traditionally, some Christians have chosen to abstain from eating meat during Lent to remind themselves of Jesus’ 40-day fast in the desert.
To replace beef, chicken, pork, etc., which were all considered “luxuries,” fish was substituted during these fasts instead.
If you’re eating fish during Lent, you are invited to join us Fridays during Lent (including Good Friday) for a nutritious meal! Proceeds benefit church operations. Eat in or take out from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The March 2014 newsletter is online. You will need a PDF reader (such as Adobe or Preview) to read it.
Please note that the annual parish meeting, which was postponed due to bad weather, has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 30, 2014, in the parish undercroft (basement), immediately following the 10 a.m. service.
Download March 2014 newsletter
“Cross of Ashes” by Jennifer Balaska, via Wikimedia. Licensed under Creative Commons.
Ash Wednesday services will be held at St. Stephen’s at 12 noon and 7 p.m.
For Christians, the day marks the beginning of the 40 days of Lent, which commemorate the 40 days that Christ fasted in the desert.
“As you enter Lent, consider how you will live in solidarity with those who are hungry, or broken, or ill in one way or another,” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in her Lenten message.
You are invited to join us as we begin our Lenten journey!