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Season's Greetings

"Stopped into a church I passed along the way. Well, I got down on my knees and I pretend to pray...." (Lyrics: California Dreamin', The Mamas And Papas)

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Christian season of Lent. 

There was a continuous steam of people who stopped into St. Francis of Assissi church to receive ashes and a blessing from the Friar in the Chapel of Saint Anthony, half a block east of Penn Station. No pretend praying, though.

Greetings and blessings of the season to everyone!

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Chris Wendt February 22, 2012 at 08:21 PM
As a follow-on, some of my co-workers reported that the Church of the Most Precious Blood in Long Island City/Astoria was SRO during the noon hour Mass, and they ran out of Communion wafers with humble and sincere apologies.
EJ48 February 22, 2012 at 11:04 PM
No disrespect, but now i get an idea from whence you come. Not bad, not wrong, just that I read your posts and now have a better context

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