Ash W 2

Today has been an excellent Ash Wednesday. A world record turn-out (for Bridge of Allan) of penitents.

The Freddie Mercury number during the penitential liturgy went down a storm.

An early problem with ash that was too clean was solved by cutting it with charcoal from the thurible.

I gave one of the servers the chance to put the ash on my head and then spent the rest of the service wondering whether I was bearing the sign of the cross or whether she had taken the chance to write something else.


  1. Kelvin says

    Re: Ash W 2
    your young server was so pleased to have done this, that she can't wait to tell her teacher about it in the morning and has printed off your picture of the cross to take to school.

    Freddie Mercury o­n Ash Wednesday – nothing short of brilliant.
    Think you should do radio gaga o­n Sunday!  Dressed appropriately of course!

  2. Anonymous says

    Re: Ash W 2
    I did consider adding a Pet Shop Boys track as the recessional, but decided that might amount to Going Too Far.

  3. Kelvin says

    Re: Ash W 2
    Pet Shop Boys would have been good.  Not too controversial but great music.

    What about Frankie Goes to Hollywood – from a political perspective of course!

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