March27 , 2023

    Christians Mark Lent with Ashes Sprinkled Over Head


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    Notre Dame to Re-open in December 2024

    French officials announced that one of the country's most iconic buildings will welcome visitors and faithful by December 2024.

    Pilgrimages Can Help Unchurched Travelers

    A travel website predicts that pilgrimages will be one of the biggest travel trends in 2023.


    Christians all over the world mark the start of Lent with the tradition of receiving blessed ashes smudged to the forehead on Ash Wednesday, but it has been replaced with the ashes being sprinkled on a devotee’s head because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    At a local church in the UK, the clergy of Chichester Cathedral sprinkled ashes on the head of the faithful during its Ash Wednesday service on February 17. Only 40 people were allowed to attend the service who sat far apart and wore face masks to comply with the government’s health protocols, reports Premier Christian News.

    “Chichester Cathedral remains open and we have made a number of changes to ensure our community can visit us safel